Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 7/4/2013



By Carrie Jacobson

Land of the free, home of the brave.

Sometimes, I get really frustrated with America. I want this to be a better place, more like what it could be. More like what it should be.

Peter and I talk sometimes about moving to Canada, but we always end up remembering how cold it is there.

And so we stay here, and when I am not sulking that I don’t already have government-sponsored health care, that Fox News exists at all, and that the roads around Norfolk are about as good as in a third-world country, I do rejoice.

Government-run health care, for better or worse, is on its way. While I don’t agree with Fox News, I do relish its right to exist. And if the roads around Norfolk are in terrible shape, it’s because the people of Norfolk have voted on tax issues that result in those roads.

I rejoice, most of all, in the fact that I have had the freedom to leave my steady job and take up life as an artist. And that as an artist, I have the freedom to make new kinds of paintings – like the one above – to experiment, to try, and to fail or succeed, with all that each possibility entails.

Today, with all the bravery and confidence I have, I shall celebrate every inch of my freedom, and cheer a silent – or maybe not so silent – cheer for all that is good about America.


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2 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 7/4/2013”

  1. Lynn Hoins Says:

    Love the new painting. You certainly have shown here how less can be more. Very inviting. I want to be there! Lynn

  2. carrie Says:

    Thanks, Lynn! So glad you like the painting. I love it and can’t wait to make more. AND it sold this weekend, so double YAY.

    You can be there if you want – it’s in Madison, CT.

    I so appreciate your comments and support.

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