Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Moving on

First stage in a portrait of a little boy
acrylic on canvas
6 x 6 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Next! I've talked about President Bartlett on
the American TV program West Wing before.
Who knew when the show was on that Americans
would eventually get a sane, and reasonable man
in that office. I know everything isn't changing overnight.
But some things definitely have improved. But back
to the West Wing Television President, "Next?" was he'd
say when a crisis was over. I say it when it's time to think
about the next thing. In painting that's almost every day.

This has been a fabulous year, and I hope it has been
for you too. Not a crisis year, like the year before, but
a year full of magnificent, wondrous, mind blowing
opportunity for me. Through it all, I felt that you,
the blogging artists held my hand, cheered me on,
heard what I had to say, and supported my artistic
efforts. Thanks so much. To you and to the universe.
As much as possible when time allowed I hope
I did the same for you.

Happy, Happy New Year to us all. I hope we will
all meet soon at a great art show like the Florence Biennale,
that we'll go out to dinner together and laugh and
talk and maybe even sing. I can just see such a joyous
reunion of supportive friends. It would be lovely.

Happy New Year to you.


eldon warren said...

Next!! It'll be interesting to see what goes on with your artistic endeavors in 2010. It was a great year for you in 2009 and I do not doubt you're going to go on to even greater things in the future. Thanks for all the posts and all the beautiful work you shared all year and thanks for letting us know Barbara Muir!

Melinda said...

Oh, we do miss that President Bartlett! But, we're relieved that President Obama is in office and have high hopes of better things to come.

Wishing you the same! Your work is exciting and I'm so glad you're getting noticed.

Happy new year full of good things and no crises!!!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

It will be interesting won't it. I've noticed you've changed directions a bit yourself. Thanks for your wonderful warm, and beautiful posts in 2009. You rock Eldon!

Happy New Year,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

I love the work you're doing right now. Best wishes to you for a super year, and you are getting noticed too!

Yes here's to a truly Happy New Year.


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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!