A reminder that if we look hard enough, there’s always an opportunity for joy to be found!
About this print:
- 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
- Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
- Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
- Does not come with frame
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US orders will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail for a flat rate of $4. All orders outside the US will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail International for a flat rate of $15. Your print will arrive packaged in a protective cellophane sleeve and rigid stay-flat mailer.
This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 8/1/2016:
I started out with big plans for this Monday. It was #bandoagendaday 🎉, I had my colorful to-do’s all listed out, and then it all got derailed in an instant by one inconvenience. The print mailers I ordered online last week were “unable to be delivered” by UPS and about to be returned to the online retailer if I didn’t drive a half hour to pick them up by the end of the day, something a robotic phone representative kindly alerted me to after calling their 800 number.
It sounds silly, but I was really bummed out. My caffeine had just started to kick in, I was feeling on top of my Monday, and then I found myself headed out the door for an hour detour that I hadn’t expected. Thankfully though, these are the moments when I’m thankful I chose the unshakable @jasondoesstuff as my teammate because he has a way of pulling me out of a tailspin like nobody else.
“It’s okay. Let’s pick a new lunch place by the UPS warehouse and we’ll make an adventure out of it.”
With one simple suggestion a frustrating inconvenience became and unexpected twist on a run-of-the-mill Monday.
We found a delicious restaurant we NEVER would have found and even indulged by splitting “the best burger in Vista” at the suggestion of our waiter. Then, just to REALLY make the trip worth it, Jas suggested we stop by Michael’s on the way back (basically like a parent promising to swing by the toy store on the way home from errands.)
The point is, inconveniences pop up in our lives all the time. Our days get side-tracked, our plans unravel, and our to-do lists get commandeered. BUT, if we look hard enough, there’s always an opportunity for joy to be found. Plans are great, but the unplanned can end up being pretty special too.