A work in progress . . .

Sunlight Play 2017 © Laurie Pace

Sunlight Play 2017 © Laurie Pace

“It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Well, I ended up tinkering on this painting this weekend. I thought I had it finished when I posted it last week showing the piece. As you can see, I went back in and added a little bit of accents with black as well as lighting up the snow.

 Now that the new year has started, Terry and I are back working on projects in the house. I can hear his hammer going right now as I am typing this blog.  He has been busy in the kitchen finishing up touch up work with paint and with back soon this week working on the cabinets. We are adding new backsplash, painting the cabinets a soft off-white, and replacing the hardware. He finished one set of upper cabinets about two months ago but with the baby here it was impossible to work further on them. I just checked and the pounding is the ripping out of the old backsplash!

 I believe most people call this a work in progress. That is why I chose the quote from J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings. “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.“ There are many times in life we stay in the safe area of our thinking of what to do or what not to do. There are so many challenges out there that we seem to miss her do not take advantage of.  If you have a boat, what good is it if it’s tied up at the shoreline?  If you have a life, what good is it if you don’t use it and live it it’s fullest?

This past year I have found myself not wanting to go into my studio. If I do not go the the room, I will never start of finish the paintings that are in my heart and my head. As we lost the responsibility of taking care of our grandson, I have found my heart open to return to my studio.  This past week and was no exception.  I cannot wait to share some of the work that I have been working on this week.  

Our lives are a work in progress... make sure you are still actively participating.

“For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,” Luke 14:29