Monday, November 30, 2009

The Florence Biennale

The Promise
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Three of my paintings from The Dance Series will
be on display at the Florence Biennale, an international
art show in Florence, Italy, which opens on December 5,
this coming Saturday. Exciting? Crazy exciting.
There is something compelling beyond words about
two of them -- the paintings I was working on when
The Oprah Winfrey Show people called me on April 27.
Those girls are pretty special to me. But so
is the one I'll show you again tonight, because
she is the one included in the catalogue for
the Biennale, and imagine this -- she's called
The Promise! Yep. And boy has she lived
up to her name in every way possible.

Huge thanks to all concerned -- Oprah and
her staff for the call that changed my life,
the Biennale staff for inviting me to participate,
and Claudia Puchiele, the beautiful model
for this piece, and my unofficial niece.

Have a life-is-entirely-amazing day.


Melinda said...

Yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm thrilled for you. Happy for you. Solidly behind you all the way. Sending out good thoughts of protection, good health, serendipity, good connections, peace and calm, smooth flying, good food, three paintings enjoyed by thousands, new fans, new commissions, new ideas, new directions, laughter, joy, sweet sleep in a new place, a soul satisfying return to your warm bed when you are ready. Best wishes!!!!!!!!!

You are stepping well into your destiny. I am so proud to see you bloom.

Can hardly wait to hear all about your adventure.

eldon warren said...

Congrats are in order!! You are moving along at such a great pace and the world is gonna be so much better for it. You go girl!!

Gwen Bell said...

What exciting news! And the location ain't bad either ;)
This has really been your year to shine and I know it's only the beginning of great things to come your way.


Anonymous said...

Barbara, this painting sparkles....just like you!
Congrats on your determination and your joy! It's infectious!

cohen labelle said...

Barbara! This is a great gig for you! Congrats and mazel tov! We have a couple of old friends there that I’d love for you to say hello to - you know - Pontormo and Botticelli, & others. Be sure to get some beauty rest before you head out. You’re gonna wow them, you’ll knock ‘em dead! Biennale here you come!



Liza Hirst said...

This is fantastic!! I also wish you all the good things of course that Melinda has mentioned above and my thoughts will be with you!
Enjoy, enjoy - Florence is waiting for you, Barbara!
And - this IS a lovely painting!

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