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Friday, May 25, 2012

What a Welcome!

Cover of Cal, The Hartford Courant weekend events magazine, May 24, 2012. 
This is not some little part of the cover, but the Entire Cover

My brother called on Thursday morning, as I was busily trying to finish things on my last day of work.

"Carrie," he said, "you're not going to believe this."

Rand lives in Hartford, and has The Hartford Courant delivered. My sister-in-law, Molly, was going through the paper, and when she found Cal, she let out a little shriek.

The main story in the calendar section is on the Paradise City Arts Festival this weekend, and the entire cover - except for a small ad at the bottom - is my painting of Marco Polo.

What a gateway to the next part of my life! What a welcome!

It was surprisingly sad to leave my job at Patch yesterday. I cried, and I had not expected to cry.

I expected to be scared. I expected to be nervous. I didn't expect to cry. And I sure didn't expect the largest paper in the state to be the giver of such a gift.


Marco Polo, the painting

9 comments:

karen rankowitz said...

Carrie, what a fantastic surprise. Perhaps a good omen for what lies ahead.

Judy Mackey said...

Awesome - a great start on your next journey - and a wonderful painting! You rock!

Ralph said...

Awesome, you are well on your way!!

Shea said...

that is awesome! Congratulaations!!!

Shea said...

you are going to be wildly successful beyond your dreams, don't forget me, its coming to you

Carrie Jacobson said...

Thank you, Shea, for your good wishes and all your support! And your prediction. Love it! I'll never forget you - maybe one of these days we'll meet. That would be fun!

Carrie Jacobson said...

Ralph, Judy, Karen, thank you so much! It feels great to have such possibility in front of me and such support around me.

Dianna said...

I think that is what happens when you follow your heart! Congratulations, Carrie!

Patrice said...

I'm late in getting to comment but...

Wow ! What a surprise! I'm so proud and happy for you. You have worked hard for- and deserve - the kudos and the sales.

Wish I could do the same. (move) I love my farm and the mild winters - but there just aren't many art opportunities here.

My property lost half its value at this years tax appraisal - so selling out would leave me with nothing. That means you must come visit!! ha ha ... but seriously - you're always invited and welcome.