Sleeping Cowboy . Painted Gift for the Fletchers . 2004 Laurie Pace

Sleeping Cowboy . Painted Gift for the Fletchers . 2004 Laurie Pace

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” Ernest Hemingway 

I really enjoyed painting this scene. It was restful to me as the artist  and loved by our friends. 

Sunday is the day of rest. I smiled when I found this in archives and thought it perfect for this day.  If you live in Texas you know that we still have 'rules' about not selling liquor before noon.  If you live in Texas and are in your late thirties and up, you might even remember Blue Laws.   Stores were simply NOT open on Sunday. You had to grocery shop and be prepared and there were not malls filled with open stores and wandering teenagers. 

Yes, I have to say city living burns through the reverence of Sunday.  Living at the lake, almost EVERYDAY seemed like Sunday. God's beauty surrounded us 24 hours a day. You shopped once every two weeks for big stuff and once in between locally for little stuff.  Sunday was spent at Church and with families. I know we can never return there as our years are flying by. I am grateful to be close for family and especially for those grandchildren.  

"Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.”  Joshua 10:25