Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Free Christmas Painting....Christmas Joy and God's Blessings on you and your Family by A Texas Artist Laurie Pace


Christmas Joy and Gods Blessings on you and your family.


Our Advent Wreath    5 x 7 inches Oil on Canvas


I am taking a small break from blogging today and tomorrow... meanwhile here is a small painting I did this week while traveling. It is from our advent wreath and it is a give away painting on my art blog.  Just email me HERE and say
you are wanting this small Advent Wreath painting and I will put your name in the drawing. Winner will be announced in a few days.


Spend this day in Gathering close at heart the Love of God for mankind in bringing to us His only Son.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Angels in our Lives by A Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Angels Unaware







Angels  are messengers of God.  Is it possible to  know if you have an 'angel' touch your life?

It is not like they leave 'angel dust', a visual marker that they have been there. Perhaps they leave a heart print or a smile or a very warm feeling of safety.  
"He will give His angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. On their hand they will bear you up lest you dash your foot against a stone."  Psalms 91:11-12
Who is the person ahead of you in line? 
Or even the one just behind... the pleasant smile you share is a spiritual gift unaware.  
You pass on the light of grace in that smile across your face.
Only a second or two flashes by as their eyes light up and you hear a sigh.
Deep within they released their pain, and on their face mirrors a reply to remain.
Later in the day they will turn their head, eyes meeting eyes from the spirit led.
The gentle gift of that smile passes to another and His love gifts on  a little further.


"Lord, give Thine angels every day, Command to guard us on our way. And bid them every evening keep their watch around us while we sleep. So shall no wicked thing draw near to do us harm or cause us fear; and we shall dwell, when life is past, with angels round Thy throne at last."
by  John M Neale.
Laurie
A Texas Artist
 "We should not forget to entertain strangers, lest we entertain angels unaware."- Hebrews 13:2

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sisters Sharing Secrets by A Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Sisters
 24 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas
Figurative Painting of two sisters sharing secrets.
SOLD Private Collection of New York gallery owner.


Prints are available at Fine Art America. Click Here. 
  ©Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011  
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 Angels Unaware....
Angels  are messengers of God.  Is it possible to  know if you have an 'angel' touch your life?

It is not like they leave 'angel dust', a visual marker that they have been there. Perhaps they leave a heart print or a smile or a very warm feeling of safety.  
"He will give His angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. On their hand they will bear you up lest you dash your foot against a stone."  Psalms 91:11-12 

Laurie  
 
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Monday, September 19, 2011


Yes, I am a Texas Artist... and you have found my blog... A Texas Artist.  To live in this wonderful state is a blessing and to be surrounded by great people, good food and the hand of God in every second... life is a blessing.




Spirit of Fire
30 x 40 Inches Oil on Canvas

Palette Knife Horse Painting by Laurie Pace

SOLD     

 ©Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011  
Contact me for your own commissioned painting: Laurie    



Sunday, September 18, 2011

Progression on new Canadian Wolf Painting
Commission SOLD
24 x 30 inches  Oil on Canvas    
 ©Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011  
Contact me for your own commissioned painting: Laurie   

Slow Sunday here at the Lake.... stop by and read my words for the day

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Decisions in Our Lives by Texas Artist Laurie Pace presenting Red Poppy Painting

Red Poppies

Small Flower Painting of Red Poppies 
by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Blending thick oils with her Palette knife, Pace adds several layers of paint to this vivid poppy painting. The contrast of greens in the background with deep red poppies are finished off with the mauve bowls holding the blooms.
9 x 12 inches   Oil on Canvas    
 ©Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011  
Contact me for your own commissioned painting 
or to purchase this piece: Laurie    

DRESS UP

We arrived at Tara and Justin's house last week and Tara brought out this special box. It was medium large in size and we were all inquisitive.  As she pulled the box open out erupted beautiful fabrics in every imaginable color. It was memorizing just to witness the box opening. These rich fabrics were her collection of dance costumes over the years of dancing.  After every performance her mother had carefully packed away the costume, collecting many years together in this one special box.

 Lady L was in awe of the colors and the fabrics and she reached out, eyes sparkling with a growing smile across her face. Tara carefully pulled each one out and spread them across the floor as Lady L ran between them giggling try hard to make a choice of a favorite one to put on.

In this life we are often faced with decisions about things. That is where my dad would say, "Laurie, have you made your list of priorities?" Artist friend from Colorado, Armella Benton, reminded me of that this summer when I was struggling with health issues and the heat. Sometimes we have very limited choices and other times we are overcome with too many choices.

Finally Lady L choose a beautiful pink netted dress with white dots and black ribbon. ( I wish I could show you the whole picture... it is awesome.) She even managed to hold her dress up as she waltzed around the room dancing in this floaty puffy netting.

Choices we make in life usually affect deeper things. Sometimes our choices affect other people.  Our negative choices often weigh heavily on those that love us, forcing them to make choices of their own creating a domino affect in a family.  With every choice is a consequence and we must always consider what will follow with the decisions we make.  

Brings back vivid memories of Sesame Street when they would run that story about 'IF I DO THIS...then this will happen, which will make this happen and then that will happen.'   Maybe we need to think about things in a simple way like this... Make your list first and then a second list of the things that could happen from your initial decision. 

Seems like in today's world the pressure is so intense we make hasty decisions often regretting them later in the day or even later in life.  Too bad life is not as easy as Lady L sees it.  It should be...God wants it to be.  He wants us to live our life and be happy, NOT stressed.

I had to throw in a picture of my outdoor boots for a laugh.... quite a contrast from Lady L's precious pink... but it brings me back to what I wanted to blog about this morning. Dress Up or dress down with boots?  Is it important to dress up to impress people with who we think we are?  That is where I was going  originally with this blog. What does your 'dress up' have to do with who you are?

James 2:2-4

New International Version (NIV)
"Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,”  have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts" 

Know a man/woman by their actions and their travels through life.  We all leave a trail on this planet with our choices and our actions. How we 'Dress Up' our lives and our appearance means very little if we are dark of heart.  Do not judge by appearance but judge by heart and actions. Those decisions you make today create changes in the future, basically echoing on forever.

Laurie          

2 Kings 1:1 "And when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the LORD."
 
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Monday, August 29, 2011

A New Day with A New Reason To Celebrate Life with Texas Artist Laurie Pace

I could not believe this morning... it started with RAIN!

The sound of rain on the roof awakened us early this morning.  I had prayed all the way home from Dallas yesterday asking God in His Mercy to bring some change to our weather patterns. This summer has devastated our beloved state of Texas. A type of anxiety and depression looms over the population with the now 74 days of temperatures over 100 degrees compared to the average of only six days at 100 or above.  Seventy four days will probably spread this week to seventy-five, seventy-six or even seventy-seven but then it ends. The two week forecast I saw late last night showed rain chances Thursday, Friday and Saturday and temperatures back in the low nineties. Then next week there was even a day showing the highs in the eighties.  This is a day to celebrate life... the hope with a promise from Him to give us exactly what is needed in our lives...in His time and not ours. A New Day. A New Reason to Celebrate.

Relief spread through my entire body and I cried in praise and thanksgiving for His Mercy. This has been a summer none of us will ever forget.

Texas is a state known for 'just wait an hour, the weather will change'. Not only that, Texas has five distinct regions through out the state creating a different living environment in each area. This summer the drought hit all of the regions sparing no one the excessive heat and dry lands.  Cities caught totally with no water as their resources dried up and evaporated. How does a city or town survive without water? Across Texas fires burned at will from early spring and are still going strong now here at the end of August.  

I am unsure where this blog will go... but with a prayer in my heart and a plan in place, I hope you will join me on this journey.  I am A Texas Artist.

Laurie 

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