Mother and Child

Mother and Child 12 x 18 Oil on Birch . Laurie Justus Pace © 2019

Mother and Child 12 x 18 Oil on Birch . Laurie Justus Pace © 2019

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”  Mother Theresa

I am still struggling with the name “Horse Power” for the upcoming show. I get the pun perhaps, but all my power is what is given to me through God. Horse Power does not make my passion come alive to share with people, it is my faith and belief of God and in the gift he provided me.

This painting is simple and has the feeling of endurance and light. The birch came through with a beautiful patterning throughout. As I finished it up, I kept thinking I was not done…but when I would walk into the studio the next day, it was strong all by itself.

I am sure in our lives we feel we are not complete in ourselves or unable to finish something we are doing. Usually if you let go of things for awhile, you are able to see things more clearly. God has an unfailing love for us and for our future.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17