Thursday, June 10, 2010

The closing

My friend Paula Galang
dropped in on the way home
from work and took this picture of
Steven and me at the show with her
Thanks Paula

Our show closed tonight. It was so wonderful. I'll miss
the space, the people who visited that I just met,
and the entire experience. Just fantastic. Great
friends of mine drove in from Hamilton to see it,
and then raced back to another opening in their
own city. Thank you Marcia and David and to all
the other friends and new friends who came out
tonight to see the show before Gill and I took it down.

Thanks to Josephine for the pizza and the watermelon,
and for helping us to take the show down after attending
both of our parties. Thanks to Jenny for the sweets at
the opening, and Audrey for the bubbly.

Thanks also to John from the Wychwood Barns
who was kind to our work when he moved lights
and furniture around to accommodate other groups
using the space.

It was a treat to meet so many new people from the
community I've lived in the whole time I've been
raising my family here. What a top notch
neighbourhood. Joe Mihevc, the local councillor
dropped in today, and complimented us on our

And most of all thank you to Gill Cameron for
her beautiful art, great sense of humour and
unflagging kindness for the past week. And
thanks to Bruce Harbinson, Gill's husband for
his help and superb creative ideas and support.

And thank you for being there and allowing
me to share the experience with you.


Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,

You're very welcome, and thank you for being my friend.


eldon said...

And now you can put your feet up and relax!!
Yeah right. :)

Susan Carlin said...

I'm so proud to know you, Barbara. You are a force for good in this world, my friend. Congratulations on your wonderful show!

cohen labelle said...

Dear Barbara,
It was indeed a beautiful exhibition of your work and that also of your friend, Jill!!!!!!

Marcia and David

PS I know you won't put your feet up for a well deserved rest so I'll do it for you, ha ha.

Liza Hirst said...

Uhh, what a great picture of you two! And you look sooo chic!
I am very happy for you, Barbara.
love, Liza

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

That's right for at least 7 hours a night. Sleeping.

You are funny.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Susan,

The feeling is entirely mutual. Maybe it's the portrait work that makes you love people. I don't know.
Thanks so much. The show was so amazing. Now it's on to the next assignment as always. But two parties in one week. That was so much fun.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

You do deserve a well deserved rest
after driving to Toronto and back to see two shows in one day. I'm sure the other artist was as delighted as I was to see you there. Thanks for all your help, and for entertaining me in the middle of a busy day. A big (gentle) hug for David.

Love Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

You are sweet. You are my inspiration in the style department -- always looking so beautiful.

You are too kind.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Josephine,

I don't know how I didn't respond to you. But thank you so much for everything. You are so wonderful.

Love Barbara

Nicki said...


It looks like it was a wonderful show. You are such a busy and inspirational Canadian woman. I hope you enjoyed every second of it and if I was closer I would have been there.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

I wish you'd been there too, that would have been so amazing. The feeling is 100% mutual on the inspiration. I love your work.


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