Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Joy Train

Steven and I laughing in the living room -- sometimes we dance
like crazy teenagers.

If you know me at all, you know that I am a big fan of soul music
and rhythm and blues. This winter through all the snow,
and cold I've stayed cheery by singing soul music as loud
as possible in my car. Not a new habit, but certainly
intensified by the endless grey days. Check. Today again we
get to appreciate the subtle palette of a Toronto winter. Grey, grey
grey. Inside I'm painting tropical fantasies as I listen to soul.
As James Brown said, "Get up offa that thing,
and dance 'till you feel better."

Have a dancing day.

No comments:

Portrait Artist

My photo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!