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07 February 2018

Facing the Storms . . . Contemporary Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2018

 Size: 8 x 8  Oil on Canvas.
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“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”  Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

I have mentioned before that God puts us through some magnificent storms during our lifetime. He is working on us to be stronger and more God like.  Each storm we encounter contains new challenges we have never met.  Survival is always foremost and we gain in knowledge how to steer through the next one.

"Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by."  Psalm 57:1

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04 February 2018

Lone Wolf . . . Wolf painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2018

 Lone Wolf Size: 24 x 36 Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”  George R. R. Martin "A Game of Thrones"

This photo does not do this painting justice... it was deep and wild at the same time. It sold immediately, but my mind perhaps remembers a different emotion to the piece looking at this saved photo.

You know it is true in life... you cannot make it alone.  God has to be apart of any success with living alone.  The other part is knowing and mixing with like minded people in your beliefs and your faith. When you have friends like this, they keep you at your true north in direction. You in turn provide the same loving feedback and nurturing they give you.  God loves to see us building our lives together and relying on other believers to shore us up in unsteady times. 

"The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD." Isaiah 65:25


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02 February 2018

Never Fear . . . Sailboat Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2018

 Inset of painting Golden Sail  Sold   Oil on Canvas.
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“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”  Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

We have had a few days of spring type temps and the thought of sailing is creeping into our minds, but we know the lake water would be too cold to be skimming across in a catamaran. Terry is a good sailor when it comes to storms creeping up on the lake... and that comes from experience. 

Life is that way as well. Keep your eyes on the Lord... follow where he leads you. Do not be distracted by things around you. If you can trust and follow, you will not be fearful when those storms come up.  You know that through quiet and trust will be your strength.

"Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame will carry off plunder."  Isaiah 33:23


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01 February 2018

I walk down the street and there is a big hole.... Abstract Horse Paintings by Laurie Justus Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2018

I'd Go Walkin Down the Avenue  Size: 16 x 20  Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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This is not the norm for me to just paste a huge poem, but I have to:

“I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn't my fault.
It still takes me a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in. It's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault. I get out immediately.

walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

I walk down another street.” 

Portia Nelson, There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self Discovery

It made me smile looking back on my life and the crazy things I must have lived through many times repeating the learning process.  This morning Terry and I were reading in Streams of The Desert for Jan 28th... we are little behind. It was comparing how a harpist tunes his harp to perfect harmony to how God 'tightens the strings' on us until we have that perfect melodious sound. When the string sounds harsh or false... a screw has to be turned to tighten or loosen the string to find exactly where it rings true.  So how often does God have to keep 'tuning' you to blend in with his infinite harmonies?  How often do you loosen yourself to be out of tune...over and over again.  

Eventually we will all 'find' God's sidewalk, or stay in tune with his direction in our lives and blend in with his melody. 

"And it will be: LIke people, like priests. I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds." Hosea 4:9


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31 January 2018

Walking the Line or Walking in the Light? Abstract Horse painting by Laurie Pace, Texas Artist



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2018

Walking the Line  9 x 12 Oil   Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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"Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors."  Hunter S Thompson

To walk the line is to maintain an intermediate position between contrasting choices, opinions, etc.  OR, to behave in an authorized or socially accepted manner, especially as prescribed  by law or morality...to exercise self-control OR to make a boundary by walking it. 

What is your position in life right now?  I probably am NOT walking a line.  I am way over on the God side.   I am convicted to my beliefs. If I stray from His word or path, I am miserable and begin to condemn myself for my actions.  It spreads through my hours in my days and I know I have to repent and rest in Him.  It will eat me alive at night where I cannot sleep.  

Repentance is the only way.  Getting raw and honest with God the Father and talking to him about the fall, the remorse, the confusion, the hurt, the pain... and allow him to cleanse the deepest part of my soul and heart. The Holy Spirit abiding in me enables me to stay away from that line.  The Holy Spirit keeps me aware.  When I am not with God... I am without His protection. I do not like to be there at all.

Are our experiences teaching us anything? I have to say yes for me.  My heart is open to God and I am ready and available to learn from my actions or lack of actions. I have to be open to share my heart with him and it is rather intimate that he knows my thoughts before I think them. Sometimes we feel God requires more of us than of others... and we are blessed. 

One gift we have is prayer and Intercession.  It is an open dialogue with God for not just us, but for others. Where the conviction drew us seeking God, Intercession keeps us before him. He must be prominent in our lives and actions.  It is our opportunity to throw all things before him. Some he may need to intervene on, and others he may want us to wait until the time is right. 

And I cannot end with out saying again, the importance of Thanks to our Father for EVERYTHING he provides in our lives through every day and every night. Thanksgiving is the most important action we have, acknowledging His mighty position, his glory, his compassion, his love for us... it is endless what we have to thank him for. 

I do not have to walk a line... I need to walk in God's light. 

"For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose."  Phil 2:13


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28 January 2018

Sunrise in the Garden... Figurative Painting by Laurie Pace




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A Sunrise Walk in the Garden  Size: 3 x 4 ft  Oil on Canvas. sold
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"If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If he had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning... Face it, Friend. He is crazy about you!"  Max Lucado 

So much to say on this subject... recognizing all the wonderful things... the amazing things we have in our lives to be thankful for and often we are worried about the things we do not have. God literally provides us all with so much beauty, good, people in our lives, and always His love and His peace and light and grace... 

We seem to be overrun with Amazon, Itunes, video games and other junk out there, to take our eye off the ultimate love and grace of our Father. Give thanks today for what you do have. Did you see the morning sunrise?  Are there flowers or trees around you in their cycle of winter waiting for spring? Do you have a special someone? A friend? Family?  

This painting was painted for a man in Indiana that had lost his wife to cancer.  He mourned her death for years after she died. They had built a new home right about the time she was diagnosed, and he commissioned this painting for the entry hall in the home. I had painted one similar years ago and she tried to buy it, but it was gone.  She kept a printed image of it on her desk as it reminded her of she and her sister.  This was one of the most precious commissions I have painted. 

Luke 2:40  "And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him."



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26 January 2018

Quite a pair. Abstract Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2018

 A Pair of Horses  Size: 22 x 28 Oil on Canvas. Sold
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"Such a pretty pair you make, like matched horses in my stables."  Kim Harrison, The Good, the Bad and the Undead.

I remember when I painted this...layering on paint over three weeks and from it was this simple painting. I worried it would not appeal to anyone and it did... it sold quickly.   I am learning not to doubt what is as things are created... resting in the Lord, through quietness and trust is my strength. 

"When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! It's rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand." Rev 6:5


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A Texas Artist 


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