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06 May 2015

Expecting something? . Worried about something? ... Read here! Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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Lost in the Night  5 x 7  Oil on Canvas.
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I cannot tell you how many times I prayed and worried about Terry driving across Dallas from Ft Worth every single day. He drove over 100 miles round trip. The man really loves me. Back then we lived close to family and he literally traveled that far to work and back daily.  I prayed him there and prayed him home.  

Sometimes when someone you are expecting is really late, you begin to worry about the unexpected.  Sometimes when you are not worried, the unexpected happens.   Our youngest son was in a horrific car accident in 1999.  He should have died but he lived and that was a great gift for our family. After that occurred, I sometimes found myself beginning to worry. I had to have a serious talk with myself to wake back up to the reality of my faith and God working in our lives.  Focusing on praying can bring me back to a place of calm and balance. I have to throw out all the worried thoughts and center my mind on God as I pray.  

I find that as I let go of control, I can breath easier and begin to feel a calm filling my mind and body.  Faith fills my soul and I know that God has my loved one in his hands. God restores my inner peace.  I know now after living through the experience that God walks through every second of the situation with you. You must learn to lean on Him or even let Him carry you through every moment of the crisis.   My mom would say, if you are not trusting Him, he will give you more practice, so maybe it is a good thing to release your worry right now and allow God to restore your inner peace.

Laurie
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13




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03 May 2015

The Sky is Falling . More RAIN? HAIL TOO? . Texas Storms on Steroids . 65 mph winds . Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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Facing the Storm   Size: 18 x 27  Oil on Canvas.
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The spring storms have been rolling through north Texas the past three weeks.  Our lakes were up to 25 ft below level and most are above level. We have been in a drought for years so this wet spring has been welcome.  Well, maybe not the 65 mph winds and the hail and tornadoes, but the rain.. yes it is welcome. 

With each rain storm Terry has to pump out the ground beneath our red oak we planted two years ago.  They do not like wet feet and we are doing everything we can to keep it from having soggy roots.  

This divine abundance of rain is wonderful.  We knew through the years of drought, eventually we would have some rain. It is not as predictable as the daily rains along the coast with the afternoon heating, or the tide rolling in and out on the beach, but you can just about count on a storm in springtime in north Texas.  All the worry from the drought and wildfires... cannot change the circumstances of a drought. Only God can bring the rains we need and we must trust they will come as we need them.  So this spring we are allowing God's blessings to flow to us with an appreciative prayer. We are in the flow of divine abundance.

Laurie

"If God so clothes the grass of the field, will he not much more clothe you?" Matthew 6:30


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02 May 2015

Color of Summer . Time to Mow isn't it? . Quick close the windows, I am allergic to GRASS! Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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Green Summer 5 x 7  Oil on Canvas.
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Color of Summer .  Time to Mow isn't it? . Quick close the windows, I am allergic to GRASS!  Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace

This is my third month fighting an allergy I cannot identify but I know grass is not my friend.  Something in the house triggers it three days out of four and it is miserable... meanwhile I keep all windows closed when people are out mowing, or if we are out in the car, recycled air must be on.  Allergies are NO FUN.

 Green is the color of summer. Everything is in full bloom and by August my second worst allergy will usher in Ragweed for September. Trying to stay centered with God and not get in a "poor me" pity party is sometimes hard. I remind myself that God protects me, enfolds me, loves me, walks this with me, and he is always there. I can believe that I am strong, whole and can be healed from all of it.  I can decide to step into the all-ness of well being and not allow the allergies to rule my day.  

Enjoy the coming days of summer, it is only a few weeks away not that we are in May!

Laurie
"We walk by faith, not by sight"  2 Corinthians 5:7


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01 May 2015

Girls Night Out . Are you coming? Passionate pinks and subtle blues await you. Horse Paintings . Laurie Pace




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 Girl's Night Out Size: 8 x 10  Oil on Canvas. 
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Girls Night Out .  Are you coming?  Passionate pinks and subtle blues await you. Horse Paintings 

Through the course of our lives there are time we simply need a time out. These are defining moments.  It is when you break free from the status quo and go for the good. The Better Good. We all get to times in our lives that we make decisions that impact our lives. How do we make the right decision? How do we safely choose a path that could transform us as well as change our world for the better?

Turning to God is the only way to find the divine guidance needed for these decisions, so while the "Girl's Night Out" seems like FUN... it is not the way to make decisions. Open your heart today to God if you are in the midst of decisions.  He will make it clear for your path and you can move forward with confidence.

Laurie

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105


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30 April 2015

Sigh... Isn't it beautiful? Iris at its best . Flower Photography by Laurie Pace




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Flower Photography.
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Sigh... Isn't it beautiful?  Iris at its best . Flower Photography by Laurie Pace

I took this painting about 12 years ago. Not sure where the years have gone, but the beauty of this moment stays fresh with me. It carries me through good and bad times. Many emotions roll through me when I look at it with the royal purples, the yellows, oranges, blues and greens. The soft delicate petals contrasting the dark thick green grass... restful. I must rest in God.

Often looking back in life it is sometimes easy to see how past situations have worked together for good. Sometimes we remember things that simply failed and did not go forward. IN the midst of challenge we can think about stories from the Bible like when Joseph was put in prison and Daniel was cast in the den with the lions. Egads, what would you do? Throughout all their trials they were protected by God and a new good was revealed for them.

Having that kind of unwavering faith is often difficult. We must trust that our highest good will arise from the situation at hand, no matter how bleak it looks.  Stay focused on that. Keep your heart open to His intervention. Each step will take you further into fully understanding. Try to release your fears and know all things will work together.

Laurie

"Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid!... Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good." Genesis 50:19,20


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29 April 2015

color Color COLOR . Confession: I am addicted to COLOR . Midweek Color Crisis




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In the Deep of Night  Size: 8 x 10  Oil on Canvas.
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color Color COLOR .  Confession: I am addicted to COLOR . Midweek Color Crisis

Every color has power behind it. Some more subtle than others and some screaming in your face. Colors are strong. Colors are whole. Colors are worthy. Color fuels me. I am addicted. 

I have to remind myself often to not respond to color all the time.  The power of God seems to vibrate in every single hue reminding me of things he has created. That same power pulsates through me and the colors in your home dictate the mood in your home. The colors in your home affect how you live your life, be it in chaos or in a positive, spiritually centered life. 

 Red .It is pretty obvious that red is very physical color. It has the longest wavelength and is powerful, although it is not technically the most visible. Red has the ability to appear nearer to you and therefore will grab your attention first. Hence why it is at the top of traffic lights and the background of Stop signs around the world.  Red stimulates us and raises our pulse rate. If you have red walls, you are probably tachycardic. Red is not subtle, but is very lively. Negative is the power of seeming demanding and aggressive.

Blue is the basis of my favorite color... I love periwinkle with a splash of red in it... a blue purple, but not with much purple. Blue is the color of the mind. It speaks of intelligence, trust, serenity, logic, calm and cool. The negative of blue is it can appear to be cold and aloof and certain shades unfriendly.

Yellow... while this little rascal does speak optimistically and with self-confidence, boosting of creativity and friendliness...in the same breath it causes irrationality, fear, depression and anxiety. It is one of the strongest psychological colors. In a home situation it will raise anxiety and can drop your self esteem.

Green is what fills my mom's house. Of course harmony is a top describing word along with balance, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, and peace. The negative is pretty mild... with boredom and blandness.  Green always strikes the eye as restful. In the middle of the spectrum it bring balance. 

Violet... the touch of my favorite color in my periwinkle.. is spiritual.  It speaks of luxury, authenticity, truth and quality. The negative side is suppression and inferiority. Associated for years with royalty, it has always communicated decadence. 

Orange... wow what a fun color. I did not realize it until I had an orange kitchen at the lake. In this house I have an orange utility room and it brings a smile to me every single time I step into it.  Orange brings physical comfort, security, warmth, sensuality and passion. The negative side reflects deprivation, frustration and immaturity. I guess it is a young color.  

Pink. I could not wait to share this one. My Lady L (painting granddaughter) LOVE pink.  Her parents had painted her room green and she did not sleep through the night until she was almost six and FINALLY her grandfather painted it pink for her.   Pink soothes. Pink is powerful psychologically representing the feminine principle and survival of the species. It is nurturing and soothing. BUT too much of a good thing can but claustrophobic. It can make you downright weak. I think that is why she sleeps so well!

Grey... psychologically neutral. Negative side is depression and lack of energy.  Grey creates protective barriers and will absorb energy. My walls in my house are shades of Grey. The music room with the baby grand is dark dark almost black grey with a mid grey ceiling. The main body of the house is network grey (Sherwin Williams). In fact all our greys are on the strip with Network Grey.  The accent walls are between the dark dark grey and the network and our bedroom is a beautiful dark grey.  Upstairs the guest rooms are raspberry lavender and blues but the game room and my studio are network grey.  The exercise room is a soft off white with a slight cream to it. 

Brown: Serious... warm, earthly...negative, lack of humour and very heavy. Solid and reliable, some folks find it supportive.

So why did this artist go grey?  I can accent any room with ANY COLORS (Except some of the browns) and change it up.  Too hard to repaint so it keeps the room canvas open to different combos. I can do oranges, greens, soft yellows, turquoise, blues, raspberries etc.  So every room is unified with the grey palette but personalized with color. 

What do your colors say about you and your home? Your home should put you in touch with your true spirit. It should bring you rest and comfort and happiness. It should be a place of joy and not chaos. 

Laurie

"So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary beholding your power and glory." Psalm 63:2


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26 April 2015

Periwinkle Purple is my favorite color...what is your? First White Wolf of Spring . Laurie Pace




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First White Wolf of Spring Size: 32 x 48  Oil on Canvas.
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Wolf eyes . How clearly they see opportunity. Wonder if there are nearsighted wolves?  Sometimes how well we see goes beyond the quality of our eyesight. The clarity of our vision is affected by the faith we have and our ability to look beyond appearances. 



While our eyes see only the images of the material world surrounding us, our mind's eye recalls past happenings, analyzing it all and comparing past and present situations.

Our spiritual vision will see God in every person and in every situation.

Through our spiritual vision we can perceive the potential in all people and situations.  Our hearts do a good job seeing beyond what our eyes see. 

What do you see in the mirror?  I hope you behold a child of God. 

Laurie

"One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see." John 9:25


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