Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May magic

Notebook sketch of the cats.
marker on lined paper
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

It's hard to imagine that less than a month ago we were
shovelling snow here. My friends in Texas and France
were painting green trees and talking about flowers,
and they might as well have been on a different planet.
All the while I read their blogs as if they were promises.
Spring will come to Toronto, spring will come.

And when it does it's so dazzling, that it's like what
Edward B. Gordon in Berlin complained of in early
spring -- the light was almost too much. But the
most amazing thing is the colour -- everywhere.
Red and yellow tulips popping up out of floods of
forget me knots, flowering trees in white and pink
and yellow. A dazzling green on the lawns, and
people in bright coloured T-shirts and shorts
strolling around like this is normal. So it is.

Cats sleeping
notebook sketch
5 x7 inches
black marker on lined paper
Barbara Muir © 2009

You can come and visit now. The snow is gone.
I can safely take the snow tires off next week.

Have a wow-so-it's-really-happening day!


Laurel Daniel said...

Spring will come... that is the great thing about it. It is so reliable that way! I wish I could send you some of our Texas color... midsummer we'll take you up on that visit! :) I love your expressive contour lines - these cats are obviously well known to you! XOXOXO

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thanks - spring has come. Luckily it's cool today, because that's how I like it.

Take care, yes these are my little cats.

XOXOXO Barbara

Edward B. Gordon said...

those drawings are magic, fantastic !!!

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