Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Trial by Existence by Robert Frost

This painting was inspired by a poem by Robert Frost, The Trial by Existence.  I just love this poem.  To me it is .... well so much.... but basically an acknowledgement of how courageous it is just to be human.  God holds us in his "especial care" because he knows how much courage it takes to plunge to earth leaving paradise behind.  I named the painting The Fall because I think the poem looks at the fall of man in a different way, rather than a transgression, more as an act of valor.  I did a little video below.  The music is Van Morrison.  The Fall is up on ebay right now.

Just remember just being here and doing the best you can is an incredible feat.




  1. She's beautiful! Love how she flows!

  2. Carrie, I am amazed at your wonderful gift!

  3. +++just being here and doing the best you can is an incredible feat+++
    Praise Jesus! Those words are profound and mean so much to me tonight. Thank you.

  4. Beautifully said. A carefree painting. Lovely.

  5. Oh my gosh... you are such a fabulous artist. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting your wonderful videos. I've learned so much from you! Just watching you grid the layout, then later check the wood model.

    If you are inspiring me... I imagine there are so many others! Thank you so much!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Carrie.