Carrie’s Painting of the Week


By Carrie Jacobson

Usually, I use a lot of paint. But there are times when I use almost none at all. I like both outcomes.

It’s the same in life, I think. And I guess the trick is learning when to go for heavy and when to go for light.

I don’t think the answer is easy or clear-cut. But I do think that if I listen hard, and go with what I’m feeling, I’ll make the right choice.

I quit my day job this week. Well, gave notice.

Yes, in a horrible economy, with not much light showing at the end of the tunnel, I am walking away from a paying job… so that I can make art for a living.

My husband and I made this decision easily, in December, and have hemmed and hawed ever since, saying we’d stay here until the house sells, until the path is clear, until we know what the outcome will be.

I don’t think we can know it until we commit ourselves to a choice.

So. Lots of paint? Not much? Jojo looks pretty good either way.

Think good thoughts for me.


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

  1. anita Says:

    Carrie, I like the dog’s sweet face.

    A brave decision. I wish you well.

  2. Sherry Svec Says:


  3. Jeffrey Page Says:

    Carrie: Congratulations and best of luck with your job decision. Good thoughts? Only the very best ones.


  4. BobGaydos Says:

    Good luck, Carrie. The guts of a burglar with a bright blue dog.

  5. Carrie Says:

    Hey, Bob, Jeff, Sherry and Anita, thank you all for your good wishes and support! I really appreciate it – and will let you all know how it’s going!

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