Friday, November 27, 2009

Talking at my art club

At the print shop
Black marker on bond paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Another magnificent and long day. I couldn't sleep
last night thinking about what seems to be my growing
list of things to do. Up at the crack of dawn I drove to
school through an amazing landscape gradually
glowing as the sun rose. I didn't get to see
Breakfast Television and my painting of
Tobias was featured! I really hope one of my
friends taped it, because both of us were off to
work and couldn't.

My teacher friends are tired and giddy, and I
think as the term rolls towards the last weeks,
they get funnier every day.

I worked on having postcards made today.
I really like the printer doing the work, and his
co-worker. They are meticulous and very kind.

Then tonight I gave a talk at the Don Valley Art
Club on my spectacular year. Looking out into
the crowd of faces I was so touched that these
people, many who know me pretty well, would
come to listen to me speak about my experiences.
They were a gracious audience, and I thoroughly
enjoyed myself. Then it was home to supper with

Chris at the printing shop allowed me to do this
very quick little sketch while he worked and that's
all there is for tonight.

Have a thinking-about-painting day.


Liza Hirst said...

I tried to watch your appearance on the BT show this morning on the internet, but unfortunately they seem to only replay bits of it, not the whole show. What a pity!!
Hope somebody taped it for you.
Wish I could have listened to your speech, too!! With all that's been happening, combined with your humour I bet it was really enjoyable!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thanks so much. Yes I don't know if Samantha Pynn's part is going to be on later or not. That would be great if it was.

I don't think anyone did tape it for me. Ah well. Still it happened and that is wonderful.


Zina Chmielowski said...

Hi Barbara,
As I said before... great evening at the DVAC. Thanks a lot.

Zina Chmielowski said...

Hello again,
Well, I did it!
Thanks to you I posted my first blog!
I am so happy.
Thanks Barbara.

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