Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brrrave flowers

Night Pansies # 2
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
My poor little ice pansies. I haven't even planted
them, so they're still in the flat. I seem to be busy
enough that late gardening has certainly not been
my thing. I even forgot to water them to the point
that they looked absolutely dead. Then feeling
guilty I splashed some water on them a day ago
as I ran out of the house to go to school.

Those beauties have revived and tonight in the
freezing cold I noticed a few more blooms. I
brought them in, and here is the result. I start
another big one, and a couple of smaller commissions
tomorrow. So here is a little tribute to all of
the resilient artists out there, who keep bouncing
back with beauty no matter what life throws at them.
Take a look at Nicki Ault's beautiful paintings, and
see what she's just lived through. She deserves
our praise and support.

By the way we went out to get a little bottle of
Veuve Cliquot to celebrate the TV show, and that
one of my commissions went home today, and then
we were working so hard, we forgot to have that toast!
Funny. Something to look forward to at the end of
another long day tomorrow.

Have a being-the-beauty-in-the-world day.


Liza Hirst said...

Barbara, these pansies are beautiful!! They seem to glow and the violet ones really look velvety. Santé! to you when you enjoy the Veuve Cliquot and congratulations again for the show!
Btw, my friend Francesca named her little dog Cliquot...

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion. It has been quite the week for my family!

Your post gave me shivers... pansies were my grandmothers favorite flowers... I was wearing a necklace of hers that day... she was so much in my thoughts... and then we more or less walked away from the accident, but the necklace broke... maybe she was watching over us...and now you have made a connection to me and these flowers you have painted. Gives me goose bumps.

XO Nicki

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thanks so much. We still haven't raised a glass, but when we do I will toast to you. Those little beauties remind me of desert plants, so brave in harsh conditions.

A dog named Cliguot. So cute.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

I am at a loss for words. All that matters is that you are all safe and sound.

Take very good care of yourselves.


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