Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Talking on Skype

You're only a day away
Skype drawing
black marker on bond
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

We are reaching the middle of the semester
and like most teachers I get tired at this
stage. I have to remember to boost myself
with lots of positive self talk, cups of coffee and
tea, time with my excellent and funny novel
(I can't read grim at the moment, so please
don't recommend anything even bordering on
sad). And one of the best ways to recharge
is to talk to family and friends.

How wonderful Skype is! I talked to my sweet friend
Tamara, in Holland today. We met in Florence, and got
along immediately. She is spectacularly pretty,
so I worked on drawing her tonight.

Now I am folding into sleep in a minute, to bounce
back up and paint and teach again tomorrow. Coupled
with the fatigue I feel an intense excitement about ideas
I want to try out. So... it's passing that delight in life
on that is my biggest job. Thanks for sharing your
wonderful ideas and beautiful work with me. I
cannot tell you how immensely inspiring I find
your fantastic art to be. It is for sure the colour on
the icing on the cake of my life.

You know what? It's finally snowing and I hear the sound
of a shovel outside. The whole rest of the world has been
deep in snow this winter, and so far we've escaped. Aha.

Have a shoveling-out-the-walk day.


cohen labelle said...

I love this drawing of your friend, Tamara. Your line is extraordinarily eloquent!

Karen Bruson said...

Very cool line drawing.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your encouragement. Eloquent. I am ready.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much.

I am delighted that you like it. And I'm delighted that you've got a new studio -- it looks massive.

Take care,


Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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!