Sunday, March 1, 2009

I can feel that Spring coming

All right. We've begun March. It felt wonderful to tear
February off my calendar, although I think I had a lot
of fun in the past month. It was ridiculously cold today --
a day that required every trick an Ontarion knows for warming
up -- turning the heat up (sorry universe), drinking tea, eating
hot soup, and spending as little time as possible out in the absolutely
gorgeous day. Yes as cold as it was, it was a smasher.
So... we drove our son to work, and picked up the
week's rations of flowers (so many flowers it's insane).
We even bought tiny pots of primulas, which would be
tempting to paint -- bright yellow and singing songs
of England. Pretty brave for little spring flowers.

Sunday is a kind of relax, and hurry up and do chores
day. We try to find a shaky balance between enough
household maintenance ( vacuuming, tidying, groceries)
and enough pure pleasure. I think we came pretty
close today. The shopping for the week is done. The
house doesn't look too bad, and I feel happy to be alive.

Sam on Skype
marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches

Tonight I'm showing you a little drawing I did from
a capture image I took of Sam on Skype. I hope you
have a spectacularly creative day.

Have a you-wanna-believe-I-can-do-it-baby-just-watch-me! day


Liza Hirst said...

Your drawings are smashing! Just right on! And I love the sentence of the day! Have a wonderful week, Barbara. By the way, I am getting addicted to your blog - even if I don't manage to visit it every day...

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

That's a mutual addiction. We must talk one of these days. I just love how you paint, and am blown away at how much you paint. Have a super week yourself.


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