If I'm making up a list of reasons why Toronto is such
a great place to live -- one of the things at the top of
the list is beautiful flowers. The place is teaming with
flower shops. For next to nothing you can fill your house
with roses, tulips lilies or whatever strikes your fancy.
For Valentine's Day last year Steven promised me flowers
every week all year, and he stayed true to his word.
We are a funny pair entering the shop we love and saying
Hi to Lyn or Annie. He buys me roses -- usually white or
pink, and I buy him either roses or lilies, or tulips. In
the summer when the garden is full of flowers I take
a break, but he keeps getting my Saturday or Sunday
bouquet. Walking away we hand the flowers in their
paper wrappers to one another, say, "Happy
Valentine's Day" and laugh.
drawers (plastic and inexpensive) for the studio.
Also we're all excited because tomorrow my older son
comes home from Korea. Wow! It's been a long time since
I've seen that face. It's so nice that Sam's home this
week, so we can all be there to greet Christopher when he
gets off the plane.
I tried a sketch in pastels tonight, and understand
(again) why I don't like doing that. The dry, dusty,
smudgy quality of the medium gets me down. I
do like some liquid movement in my colours. So
I won't be showing you that effort.
Have a getting-ready-to-jump-for-joy day.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
- 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!