Thursday, July 10, 2008
The power of the positive
Since I broke my ankle, it really hurts. Getting back to my positive
nature has been especially challenging because this event means we
can't go to the ocean this summer. Talk about an adjustment in thinking.
But I'm working on it. I did a bit of painting today, but I have to
figure out how to work with my leg elevated, and how to elevate
my foot comfortably.
People paint with far worse afflictions than
my temporary state.
I took my photo today and it's blurry, but you can see I'm coming
back to normal.
I wrote a Mike Dooley type message on my cast to remind myself
of what matters, and the coloured pencil drawing is one I did many
years ago when Sam was a baby. It's framed and under glass. We
started going out east the summer we rented a cottage on P.E.I. and
Sam, who was nine months old spent five weeks on the beach
eating seaweed. This drawing is beside my bed so now that I'm
spending more time with my feet up I see it quite a bit.
Have an enjoy-walking day.
- Barbara Muir
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!