Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Home and heading to bed



Our own apples
revised somewhat
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
Hi my friends,
We drove for 14 hours, for two days in a row to get home,
and we're a bit tired. It was good to be away, and even
though it's horribly hot and humid here, good to be home.
But I have a TV crew showing up here tomorrow morning,
so I have to try and get my beauty sleep. More about that
much later on when I know when the show will air. In
the meantime here's an update on the little painting of
the baby apples from our tree. I don't know if I'll do more.
A full grown one was suspended like something from a
fairy tale when we came home to this blazing heat and smog.
It is pale gold and huge, and looks like a symbol, or the
proper gift for a lord, or something like that.

We've been listening to books set in medieval times for
the whole trip, and I renewed one at the library today that
has 37 discs. When you get out of the car you hardly know
what planet you're on. So good.

Have a sleeping-to-be-creative day.

6 comments:

Susan Carlin said...

Welcome home... sleep well... dream....

Laurel Daniel said...

Barbara -
Wow, you were gone a long time - I just perused all your postings from the trip and saw what a fabulous time you had! I love all your paintings - the flowers and fruit and people... and I loved that vacation quandry - "should I paint now or go to the beach and paint later?" I hope you are very refreshed and KNOW you will be beautiful for the cameras tomorrow! XOXOXO

ps - How I would LOVE to swing by there on my way home from NY, but I will be in a plane! Sometime maybe! :)

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

Thanks so much. I think I did dream. It was an early start, and a super day.

xoxoxoxoBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

Thanks so much. Yes the quandry of beach or painting, or...food is one of the best.

XOXOXOBarbara

P.S. Let me know when you're coming I'll put the coffee on.

Gwen Bell said...

It's so great to have you back!

This is a fantastic painting of your apples. You have such an eye for design! I always enjoy your backgrounds as much as I do your subjects and this one is a stunning example of using the entire canvas to it's fullest potential. GORGEOUS!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

It's good to be back although according to authorities we have just had full blown Kansas tornado weather, and driving my son home from the airport today was pretty scary.

Love your recent work.

xoxoxoBarbara

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