Sunday, April 18, 2010
What me worry -- time for the lists
Okay I am a pretty positive person -- after all it's
my job to read about how to stay positive and
focused, and to be successful and all of that
because I teach psychology. But we all know
that teachers teach what we most need to learn.
Given no pressure -- no blog, no commissions,
no shows, no interest in my art (not a world
I'd choose please understand) I would probably
lie down, read my book, watch reruns of 30 Rock and
eat. I was plugged in, and energized before I
started the blog -- but my dear friends -- my
output then, my energy, my income from art,
my exciting artist's life. There is no comparison
between B.T. B. (Before the Blog), and L.A.A.B. (Life
as a blogger). None.
So today forgive me if I had a moment there of
feeling overwhelmed. And because I am a positive
person, and can muster up huge faith in myself
when I begin to falter (even for a minute),
I made a list. Now by tomorrow night I need to
have accomplished the 30 things on that list.
But what a comfort a list is. Are you on the list?
Of course -- but then you know that because you're
on my list every single day. 1. Write the blog.
It is glorious spring here, and for a beautiful take
on spring colour visit Jala Pfaff's blog. Perfect.
- Barbara Muir
- 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: email@example.com
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!