Monday, July 7, 2008

Learning to walk


I hear you have to learn to crawl before you walk, and walk before
you run. I fractured my ankle bone slipping down a dew soaked
hill in my local beautiful park last night, while walking the dog, and I'm once again learning to walk -- on crutches. Yikes. I'm also renewing my commitment to stay positive, like the two people I've painted in the past year with either a broken leg, or broken ankle. I knew they were brave
at the time intellectually, smiling and posing and in pain. But I understand
their bravery on a visceral level now.

Here's a painting I own called In The Kitchen, where I will be in a
minute after I slide downstairs on the seat of my jeans. This does
put a crimp in my summer plans, but I will be painting.

Have a loving-your-walk day.

2 comments:

floramary said...

Barbara, I wish you a speedy recovery! It was lovely talking to you on Skype today...as usual you look fantastic and you had some great painting ideas. You are an inspiration!

Barbara M. said...

Floramary -- you rock!

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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!