Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Watch me on Oprah on Thursday

Hi everyone. Here's my big news. Tomorrow (probably
today when you're reading this) I'm going
to be drawing Oprah via Skype on her show. So
watch the show, and tell me what you think. I
will post the drawing Thursday night after the show
has aired.

Exciting? Over the top crazy, you can't imagine
how exciting. So...please watch if you're home when the
Oprah's on.



Finished High School
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
(Sam's friend stopped by after
her last exam. I like the way she's
about to pick up her tea. The painting
still needs some work.)

Today I'm working on a little painting of my son's friend,
who was sitting in my kitchen yesterday, overjoyed
that her exams are over, and she's finished high school.

The past few months has been a whirlwind of new
ideas, and new ways of working. I believe that a lot
of the positive things that have happened to me, and
wonderful opportunities in my life have come through
friendships and connections I've made through the
simple practice of writing my daily blog, and visiting
your sites. I could not be more grateful to everyone
who has commented, on my blog, encouraged and helped me.
This is a magnificent moment in my life, and
I'm convinced that you are part of the reason why
some of my most heartfelt dreams are coming true.

Thank you my dear friends.

Have a we're-going-to-see-our-dreams-come-true day.

38 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Sounds like a dream-come-true day. Enjoy every minute of it! Can't wait to see YOU 'N OPRAH!

floramary said...

It couldn't happen to a nicer person! Say hi to Oprah for me! Flora xoxo

Judi said...

Hi Barb
Congratulations. This is so very exciting and I'm so happy for you. One never knows.....
have a great day and I'll be watching Oprah at 4:00 p.m.

Judi

julie davis said...

Barbara, how exciting! Can't wait to see what you do, since when it airs I'll be unable to watch it (carpool, tutoring, volleyball game, ahh May). I love this one of your son's friend--it's beautiful. And you've probably gotten this recently, but I just left you a Kreative Blogger award on my site.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Elizabeth,

It is absolutely a dream come true to
draw Oprah. She is such a wonderful person, and I really admire so much.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Flora,

Thanks so much. You are a sweetie.

xoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Judi,

This is super exciting. You're right.

Thanks for your kind support here and at school.

xoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

Thanks so much for the award, No I haven't got it already. You are so sweet. I have been absolutely loving your paintings. Just wonderful.

xoxoxoBarbara

laura said...

Wow! I've never seen Oprah--but will watch it for you!! How exciting.
And thanks to YOU--for your thoughtful and always encouraging comments on my blog and for your blog, which always inspires, with images and words. (I love your "Have-a- ....Day" and always try to!!)

Gill said...

First time ever writing on a blog!! I am SO PROUD of you!!

xoxo
Gill

Patti said...

Read about you on Cranberry Blossom. I just want to congratulate you and wish you the very best. Your work is fabulous!
Best Wishes
Patti

Deborah Ross said...

I'm watching you, Barbara, and I just have to say I'm jealous that I didn't think of this first! Can't wait to see Oprah's portrait!

Vivian Ducas said...

4:51 pm

Watching you on Oprah !

Fabulous!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Yes! I somehow was reading your blog in time to catch your notice, and turned on Oprah! Saw you!!! great job, great opportunity!

Susan Carlin said...

Yikes! I'm at the gallery and can't watch!!!!
Can I get the video???

Vivian Ducas said...

4:59 pm
love your Oprah skype sketch.
Congratulations !

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gill,
Thanks so much. Thanks for watching with me. That was a blast!

xoxoxoBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Patti,

Thanks so much. Your work is beautiful too.

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laura,

Sorry I thought I'd answered you. I am crazy about your work. Your drawings and paintings are amazing.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Deborah,

Thanks so much. You are sweet.

I'll post the portrait tonight.

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Vivian,

I really like the watercolours.
Thanks for watching.

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sandra,

Thanks so much. I'm glad you liked it. Yes it's an amazing opportunity.
Thanks again.

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

I don't have a video. I just watched it with a friend at my house. I'm sorry you can't see it. It was incredibly fun for me.

xoxoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Vivian,

Thanks so much. I really appreciate your encouragement.

Barbara

Rachel said...

Hi Barbara,

I saw you on Oprah today and you were delightful! What a wonderful idea to use Skype to do portraits. I wish you the best of luck. I have a funny feeling you are going to be in big demand following your TV appearance!

love.laugh.loop.
Rachel

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Gwen Bell said...

OMG...Queen OPRAH????? Congratulations! OH NO! I MISSED IT! Thank goodness they repeat it tonight. So glad I got online or I would have missed it altogether. I have to set my TV to record so I can show it to all my friends who might miss it. WOW! OPRAH!!!!!! I'm so excited for you I can't type anymore. Bye! GOTTA GO WATCH OPRAH!!!!

Melinda said...

You were just great, Barbara!!! I'm so glad to have seen you on Oprah! I hope you get a million visitors and tons of commissions.

You deserve to be noticed and appreciated. Your work is joyful and masterful!

Emily [Follow The White Rabbit] said...
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emilybee said...

Congrats, Barbara! My Mom (Flora) told me all about you being on Oprah! You're a wonderful artist, keep it up! :)

Emily

Barbara M. said...

Hi Rachel,

Thanks so much. It does seem to have created quite a stir! Great fun.
Thanks for your kind comment.

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

It is massively exciting. Being on a show I admire so much meant a great deal to me.

Get better.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,

So is your work magnificent and glorious. Thanks so much. Well there is a whole lot of shaking going on.

xoxoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Emilybee,

Thanks so much. I saw one of your fantastic creations last night via Skype. Wowie. You are good.

Take care,

Barbara

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,
My dear friend. I am so excited for you and your work is absolutely amazing.
xxxxx m.

Wendy T. Gibson said...

Wow! We don't have cable so am watching Oprah today (Friday) with your segment on! It's fantastic! Congratulations! The minute Oprah mentioned you, I googled you and here I am! I would really like to interview you for my Craft Trends column at handmadenews.org. Your story is ideal! And Canadian too! woohoo! Again, congratulations! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Barbara M. said...

Hi M.,

I don't know which M. you are. But
I know you're my dear friend. So thanks so much for your sweet thoughts. I really appreciate it.

xoxoxoBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Wendy,

Thanks so much. I'm glad you liked it.

You can email me if you like.

Take care,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

My photo
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: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
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!