Carrie’s Painting of the Week

Sunrise, Tuesday

By Carrie Jacobson

The sun is just up, and I’m facing a big day. A day with chores and duties and a lot of challenges – probably more than I can handle, and I know it, even this early.

It’s exciting, yes, and it is daunting, and as I close the laptop, I’m already thinking ahead, planning Chore No. 1 – gathering all six dogs, letting them out, herding them and shushing them in this early morning quiet.

I open the door of my boat-garage studio and head down, start toward the house. I am concentrating. Focusing. Planning.

And then the light catches my eye, and I look up – and everything changes. The chores recede. The challenges shrink. What must be done, what should be done, what demands attention, all that can wait. In this moment, there is nothing more than the clouds and the sun and the joy of being alive in a place like this, and in a life like this.

This little painting is a celebration of the simple beauty of the world, and a reminder to enjoy it.

Chores can always wait.


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2 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week”

  1. Tanya Laurer Says:

    Good for you… and the painting shows it!

  2. Lynn Hoins Says:

    There’s a line from a song I love:

    I will only go as fast as the slowest part of me wants to go.

    Some days that’s very slow. Glad you slowed down to be inspired and to paint for us. Thanks.

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