Monday, May 26, 2008

When the cat's away -- wait a minute?

Today is unusual because Steven's in Calgary. The house seems
quiet even though there are still five of us in it. The cats
immediately snuggled down on our bed, something they
never do, and slept deeply and peacefully. Normally Fiona
is not allowed on the bed, and rarely in the bedroom because
she's too rambunctious. Timbah broke my bedroom shutters
last year climbing on them to see a bird outside the window.
So he's not allowed in unsupervised either. Today they were
pretending to be little angels.

I've been paying bills, cleaning off my desk, and finally -- after
weeding, doing laundry and making dinner, -- painting. I'm
working on a little painting that I'll show you, but I know it still
needs more work. Right now it's gone overboard with a riot of
vegetation theme. Easy to get into with the entire backyard
garden a sea of blue forget-me-nots.

Did I mention that I'm reading an amazing novel? I did
yesterday. It's late now, and I'm calling it a night.

Have a good travelling day.


flo said...

barbara! love this painting. have been busy busy with a number of contracts and commitment and you slash of colours was just what I needed when I checked in to check up on you and your blog. xxx N

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Norene,

As I said, it isn't quite done. I'm
not sure what else I want to do,
but trust it will come to me.

I promise to keep the colour coming.

Can't wait to see more images of your


flo said...

that's what I get for not checking spelling! gads!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Norene,

I don't know what you mean. I
didn't notice your spelling, just
thought your comment was great!

When I said I'd keep the colour
coming, it was a joke. How could
I not? Actually I'm working
on a muted little piece, but it is
not me.

I like a whole lot of colour going on.

Take care,


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