Friday, January 1, 2010

A quiet start

Steven waves the glow stick arm bands and
we get a cool image with the flash off

Whenever I saw Steven today he'd made
more and more fantastic jewelry out of
the glow stick halos we gave our guests on
New Year's Eve. Of course, he was trying
to make me laugh and it worked. I
told him he was getting so arty I
probably shouldn't take him to
any more Biennales.

It seems appropriate that after at least six months
of running to meet deadlines, fill out forms,
organize what seemed like endless details for
my art business, teaching and planning the visit
to the Biennale, topped off with Christmas
and New Year's Eve, which did feel like the icing
on the cake -- we did nothing today. New Year's
Day for us a traditional slow feeling. When the
children were younger, we might head out for a
freezing walk.

But today after a 5 a.m. bedtime after the party
was over, I have been reading my novel, while
Steven pulled on layers of down vests and ski
jackets to go and putter in his workshop in the
garage while the snow fell all around.

So Happy New Year. It has been a perfect day.
The year is off to an excellent start. Our friends
have deluged us with so much food and wine, that
we feel like we need to have another party. And
we are...on Sunday we have Christmas with Christopher,
Megan and Sam again. So we're catching our breath,
and then....we're at the post, we're off!

Happy, Happy New Year.

Have a taking-it-easy-before-it-starts-again day.


Melinda said...

Happy New Year, Barbara! Have a restful weekend and a bright 2010.

Edgar said...

Cool image. It looks like a three-d computer generated shape.

Happy New Year, artist!

Nicki said...

Happy New Year to you, Barbara! I hope 2010 is just as wildly exciting and adventurous for you as 2009 was.

Nicki XO

P.S. I like this Steven guy of yours!!!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks so much. It has been somewhat restful, although we were back in the stores yesterday. I still have not settled into life here well enough to enjoy the malls. Believe me I will again, it just seems to crass right now.

Happy New Year to you. It will be a bright 2010.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Edgar,

It was a cool image wasn't it. But my picture of Steven needs work. Not flattering and he is a good looking man. Ah well. Maybe I'll reshoot in the next few days.

Happy New Year, glad to see you're posting again.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

It is my dream that I will meet all of my fellow blogger artists. So here's hoping. And we're both in Canada so it isn't as difficult as it will become for awhile travelling across borders.

Yes Steven is a sweet guy. We've had so much fun this past month. Florence was fantastic.

XO Barbara

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