Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Don't want to let this one go!

New Year's Day at the New Year's Café
black marker on bond
8 x 5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

You know the feeling -- I have it almost every
day -- when you don't want the party to end,
can't go home. I don't even need a party --
I just don't want to go to sleep in case I miss
something, just like when I was a wide eyed
child. I guess I stayed that way. But I feel
that way about this year. 2009 you were
a beauty -- grace in motion. I'm not saying
that there was no pain or sadness, but wowee
what great times we had together.

Flowers and candles for New Year's Eve
black marker on bond
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Promise me that you'll stay in my thoughts,
my heart and memory, even after the new year starts.

Flowers, and Champagne -- preparing
for New Year's Eve

We're getting ready to have a little New Year's
Eve get together tomorrow. For us that means
flowers, friends, champagne and good food,
happy music, maybe even some singing in
the wee hours. Here's hoping you are
welcoming the new year with people you
love, and here's to another super year!

Have an I-love-New-Year's-Eve day.


Zina Chmielowski said...

Happy New Year Barbara!

Liza Hirst said...

Beautiful drawings and beautiful photos, Barbara! I wish you a lovely party and a very Happy New Year!! We are invited to some friends and I will think of you when we toast to the New Year!

Kim Rempel said...

Happy New Year Barbara! Thanks for your lovely words and inspiration these past few months : )

LeSan said...

Happy New Year Barbara!
Finding you was one of the best parts of this year. Thank you for making 2009 a brighter place in time. May 2010 bring great joy to you and all you love.

cohen labelle said...

Barbara, I do so love your blog and your work - which is always so positive and spontaneous!!!

Happy 2010 to you and Steven and the boys!
muchos besos y mimos
Marcia and David

Barbara Muir said...

Happy New Year to yo Zina.

Thanks so much,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

I definitely thought of you when I drank the Veuve at midnight.

Best wishes to you for a wonderful year in art. And here's to seeing one another this year!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Happy New Year to you, and thank you so much.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi LeSan,

I feel the same way about finding you. You made my 2009 a happier place to be.

Best wishes for a super 2010. Hold on to your hat, I think it could be exciting!

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

So Marcia,

It was lovely to see you on New Year's. I hope the drive home was easy. Give a big hug to that man of yours!

Happy New Year. You are sweet.



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