Monday, April 26, 2010

Zowey -- it's a rollicking busy time

Portrait of a Dancer
Stage 2
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
(This was a mega short
session, but I continued to
block in the light. The face will
change completely, and maybe
the rest of it will too in the coming
days. But here's where it got to
yesterday. I am charged about
this work -- can't wait to continue.)

All right -- here's stage two. I have been working almost
20 hour days for the past week, and must admit,
because I've had the kindest people in the world
helping me, I still feel filled with joy, but Mama
I'm zonked. So today it's finish off the two paintings
to be submitted tonight to my art group show, and
then... finishing the taxes.

After that life should perk along at a normal rate
for awhile. Toronto is absolutely gorgeous at this
time of year. Huge pink magnolia trees everywhere,
my neighbour's tree in full joyous bloom -- our cherry
tree a white blossom gift. It's hard despite this hurry
scurry, list driven time, not to feel profoundly joyous.
So I do. Plus I believe that's my life's work.

I hope you are having a superb and creative day.
Isn't that the whole thing? Doing what you love,
and trying to love what you do. So thanks to
everyone who helps me feel that way.

Have a-loving-the-people-in-your-helping-circle day.


Gwen Bell said...

You've captured the dancer's grace beautifully. Love everything about this one, Barbara!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Gwen,

Thanks for your faith in me in the very earliest stages. I know it helps power me to the finish.


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