The Journey . Daily Journal . Laurie Pace

The Journey © Laurie Pace 2006

The Journey © Laurie Pace 2006

A new day... a new year... a new beginning?  

Well, I did send out my first monthly newsletter yesterday.  I have chosen to try and keep up with one a month on top of my journaling.  I have been maintaining my main blog at since fall of 2006. I believe I have 3,017 entries in that blog.

First, I have decided to call this a journal and not a blog.  

Blog:noun 1. a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.

Journal:noun   1. a daily record of news and events of a personal nature; a diary.

Why? I believe the relationship of myself with my art is more intimate than a 'website' blog.

Next, I believe the relationship between you and me is deeper than that.  I have written about this often,  "Intimacy".  "In to me see".  I want this journal to be  record of this journey. It is dedicated to "this day" and to new ideas and renewed living.  You and I cannot be held down by old grudges and outdated viewpoints. We are both alive and full of new ideas.  These new ideas will lead to new growth if we get out of the way.  I am ready, are you? 

Last, together we will be renewed in the Spirit.  This year I want to rediscover laughter, happiness, and  carefree moments. This year I want to stop losing time to worry and planning. Too much time is spent on things we cannot change. So let's make room for the new and begin to emerge from out of our old ways.

"Sing to him a new song." Psalm 33:3


"The Journey" was painted in 2006.  Most of you do not know that there are two other things dear to my heart and I would love to paint more of.  One is trees.