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21 January 2018

Making Headway, Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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Making Headway  Size: 16 x 20  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day." E.M. Bounds

Ouch. Most mornings the moment I wake, I am offering up prayers for the night of rest and the day to come. BUT, there is always the days that I am rushed and jump up without taking that time.  Terry and I spend time in the word each morning at breakfast, and the past three mornings we have been doing it but not as deeply as normal.  I can tell the difference. I can feel the difference.  

With the new year I have been working on memorizing some of my favorite verses.  The catch is my age and lack of brain power to retain it!  But with concentration and repetition, it actually works.  God is now part of my day all day as I repeat my verses and think about them. I actually begin to apply them to what is happening around me during the day.  It is our Father that keeps me in first place, always in his safety and his love.

"He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies." Psalm 78:53

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19 January 2018

True Beauty ... Waters Edge Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace Contemporary Figurative Painting



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 Size: 24 x 30  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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"True beauty, the kind that doesn't fade or wash off, takes time. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that creates the stalactite, the shaking of the Earth that creates mountains, the constant pounding of the waves that breaks up the rocks and smooths the rough edges. And from the violence, the furor, the raging of the winds, the roaring of the waters, something better emerges, something that would have otherwise never existed.    And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can't see. We believe there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent, our bodies can't contain it."  Amy Harmon, Making Face 

Never had heard of Amy Harmon before finding this quote, and I love the quote.  We do endure through our lifetime, battle after battle, be it emotional or physical.  It is through that endurance we begin to form the true person we are.  Like the potter and the clay, or the Diamond in the rough, God is slowly putting us through the fire to bring out the best in us.  

Reach out and be there for someone who is enduring a hard time right now.  Many suffer in silence. Taking the time to recognize them and let them know you are praying for them and are there for them, may make the journey through their trial a little easier. 

"But the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial."  Psalm 37:33



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17 January 2018

A Night Without a Moon.... Blue Moon Wolf painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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Blue Moon Wolf Size: 16 x 16  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in a storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."  Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Are there things you fear in life?  I believe we all have 'fears' lurking in the back of our minds all the time.  It is totally against having faith in the Lord, the human 'fear' factor often takes over our brains and lives. Trusting in the Father through ALL times is a challenge and if you can do it, it is the pureness of grace, because He is with you at all times.  Don't let fear get in between you and God. 

"But I have prayed for you Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen you brothers."  Luke 22:32




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14 January 2018

Silently One by One... Ponies in the Meadow, Contemporary Horse Painting by Laurie Pace



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 Ponies in the Meadow  Size: 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas. Sold
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"Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels."  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

Winter is at play in Texas.  We are bouncing from very very cold to spring temperatures over night...and back and forth.  They say the flu is running rampant and we are trying to stay home as much as possible.   

One of the big things on my mind is a puppy we are suppose to pick up.  She is in Savannah and we are here in the Dallas area.   The temps are too cold to ship her by air and we need to either drive to her or fly to her to bring her home. Usually I have a thought on "actions needed", and this one I do not have a clue!  Terry was reading our study today and it reflected back again on closing ALL doors and waiting on God to open the right one.  So that is what the plan is.  Trusting he will provide that answer.

The painting above is entitled Ponies in the Meadow.  The quote is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and I absolutely love it.   I am a huge fan of star gazing.

" He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?"  Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm."  Matthew 8:26 





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12 January 2018

Be a Better Person... Heart Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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Heart Painting Sold   Oil on Canvas.
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"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." Benjamin Franklin 

In Ephesians 2:8 it says "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God."   

 Right now unfortunately, our nation is split over politics, religion, sexual identity, ... you name it, we are split.  The other split is the half of the nation that has walked away from God.  That is for me the toughest part. Reading the Bible in entirely last year, left me with a broad picture and reflection on how badly the US is falling into despair as a nation.  Many are forgetting the grace received daily and not a thought to peace. It is our right to argue and everyone must hear our opinion because it is so important.  Is it really? 

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter... they seem to empower us "to be heard". They give each of us an AUDIENCE.   Makes you feel special that you can put things out there. Is it a one upmanship? The perfect life, travel vacation, family, job... look at what is there.  (I have pulled away from social media and limit my time more for business only or to check out new baby photos. I only post on FB to a small group of close family and friends.)

We all have vices and failed times in our lives. Today most live by the 'what's in it for me' syndrome.  I feel my age because I was never brought up like that and I am not like that.  I have a difficult time understanding that side of the mind. My generation was more about, 'how can I help?'  Somewhere we must find peace with each other and maybe then we can find ourselves in a better light and better frame of mind.  

We are only saved through grace by the Father.  It is a gift from him and with each passing day of my life, I realize how precious this gift is.  I only wish there were more of you unwrapping that precious gift in your life. 


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10 January 2018

Finished...but actually I am just beginning. Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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New Direction FINISHED!  Size: 12 x 18  Oil on Wood.
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"As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning."  Criss Jami, Killosophy

I took an extra day to clean this baby up quite a bit. Terry has gessoed and prepared my next wood pieces and I am anxious to see where I am going.   New Direction, New Year... New ideas, new growth.  Are you ready? I am.

" Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." and the woman was healed at that moment."  Matthew 9:22


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07 January 2018

Pushing Boundaries . . . Contemporary Horse painting by Laurie Justus Pace




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New Direction  12 x 18 inches Oil on Board  Available

Contemporary Horse Painting
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"PUSH your boundaries, that's what they're there for."  Colleen Hoover,  Slammed.

You cannot be learning or creating unless you are willing to be outside your comfort zone. If you stay only inside your rules and safe places, you cannot grow.  You can quote me on that one!

So in this new year, I am out to discover my voice in the studio again. I am also committed to not just painting more, but playing my piano, guitar and singing more.  I am pushing all boundaries open wide and committing to living life fearlessly.   Are you up for the journey?


" He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm." Matthew 8:26


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