O My Luve is like a red, red rose...

Red Rose © Laurie Pace 2005

Red Rose © Laurie Pace 2005

A Red, Red Rose

BY ROBERT BURNS
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
   That’s newly sprung in June; 
O my Luve is like the melody
   That’s sweetly played in tune. 

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, 
   So deep in luve am I; 
And I will luve thee still, my dear, 
   Till a’ the seas gang dry. 

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear, 
   And the rocks melt wi’ the sun; 
I will love thee still, my dear, 
   While the sands o’ life shall run. 

And fare thee weel, my only luve! 
   And fare thee weel awhile! 
And I will come again, my luve, 
   Though it were ten thousand mile.

The red roses carry well into July.  One of my favorite poems, though a bit sad, it is beautiful.  

It has been a busy weekend last weekend. We had company from Florida, Birthdays to celebrate and lots of catching up to do. In the midst of it all a calm reigned, and I know it was due to the Bible Study I have been doing. I have two more weeks and it will be through. I do know I will go back and do it over several times as it was rich with passion and wisdom.

This week in studio I am working on quite a few gifts.  Two music pieces will be first, a tiny one and a mid sized one.  Then canvas will be arriving and more gifts to paint, wolves on the prowl, buffalos on the plains, and a flower painting maybe waterlilies... still debating.  Quite a diversity. While all of this is happening, I will be doing another practice paint of Lady L and some flowers, and a gift portrait for my cousin in Florida of her brother and grand-daughter AND one more painting for her of some horses. Whew... quite a bit on the list taking place.  

AND I am taking an online course with Nancy Medina, who always inspires me. I do not seek to copy her work but to learn from her. She is a great teacher.  What I learn technique wise will apply to my horses and my portraits and my flowers!

My heart is full with all the love and gifts God provides for us each day. We all get so busy we forgot the importance of what we do have and seem to focus more on what we do not have. My prayer for you my friend, is to slow down and count those blessings.

"Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him". Psalm 34:8

Laurie