Friday, December 5, 2008

Fantastic Friday

What a whirlwind of a day it's been. This morning the U.S.
Skype blog writer, journalist, Howard Wolinsky,
interviewed me on Skype video. The subject? The
drawings I do when I talk to my sons and my
friends on Skype. Howard saw my sketch of Flora Doehler
on the blog, and asked if he could do a piece on me.

During our conversations I found out quite a bit about Howard,
too. In addition to being a top American journalist, he is an
excellent photographer. When I get his permission I'll link
you in to his photos, and I know you'll be impressed.
Howard put the video he shot on You Tube, so it's there
for the world to see.

The interview write up is at:
and you can watch the interview at:

I taught my last class of the semester at school this
afternoon, and I'll really miss those people. They
put on impromptu presentations reviewing for the
exam, and were happy to let the class run past its
time at the end of the day on a Friday afternoon.

Tonight I got to see the design a wonderful fellow,
Richard Teitelbaum is creating for my web site, which
should be up in a few weeks. It was just lovely -- simple,
and elegant, exactly what I'd been hoping for.

So it's time for me to call it a day -- I call it an incredibly
great day.

Sam in his residence room
Sharpie markers, and highlighters
on bond
8 1/2 x 11 inches

I'm including one of the sketches I did on Skype while
talking to my son, Sam. I may do more work on it, but
I'm not sure. I like the kind of comic book quality I
get drawing with markers.

Have an absolutely fabulous day!


Theresa Rankin said...

OMG!!!! You are such a doll!!! Congratulations on all the wonderful gifts from the Universe...(you know what I mean!) I have gone back and looked at all the wonderful work you have posted since I have been missing in action! There is a portrait that is exceptional and the ones of your boys have such feeling! Thank you Barbara for being there!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Theresa,

I bless you for your thoughts. Yep.
I am certainly blessed by the universe.

Take care,


Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Barbie,

Just watched your Skype interview. Fabulous. Félicitations. I have to say though, as a fellow paintee I'm jealous of this Skype thing you're doing. I think secretly you got it to talk to me. Even if I don't have the program installed anymore.

Anyways, love the sketches. Love you miss you. Nice interview.
-Clomart. (

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Chloé,

Glad you liked the video.

Take care sweetie,

Love Barbara

Anonymous said...

Geez Louise!!! Barbara has gone international! Way to go!! And now I see the face of my friend. I'm gonna show every body.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

I'm glad you liked it. Please do.
I felt that way when I heard your voice on your video. I'm reading the book now and loving it.

Take care,


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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!