Thursday, July 8, 2010


The August Issue of Style at Home Magazine

No I don't mean me! Okay some freckles because the
UV levels are hovering around 11 which is higher than
they've ever been here. I mean I spotted an article in one
of Canada's top decorating magazines that features my
painting in one of the photos! You've seen this painting
before because it was featured on Pure Design with
Samantha Pynn, and on City TV's Breakfast Television
and Real Life on CTS TV. Well now it's come out in print.
This month Style at Home magazine features the room
Samantha Pynn designed in a piece called Eco Makeover.

That's my painting! How exciting.

Buy the magazine and turn quickly to page 54 to see
my painting. I was so excited I bought three copies.
(Of course I'm buying more.)

Tobias and the tigers
acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Plus I sold the painting I showed you yesterday, so in
a future blog I'll show you the final version of that painting -- just
a bit refined from yesterday's version.

Come on! I had to blog about this didn't I? Still on a blog holiday.
Back on it. Honest.

Have an happy-to-be-an-artist day.


cohen labelle said...

Exciting! Congratulations Barbara! And I love yesterday’s painting. Man are you hot!

xoxoxoxoxoMarcia said...

uh huh.... :) That's cool tho, congratulations.

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

That is fabulously exciting! I am buying that magazine ASAP! And the sale of yesterdays painting... woohoo! This holiday is working out well for you!


XO Nicki

Janie B said...

How cool is that?!?!?

laura said...

Just couldn't keep away, eh? (Just kidding.)
What a great great painting!! I think it's one of my favorites--full of joy and magic.

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Marcia,

As you are from not only the same academic art background as me, but the same general geographic locus, you know that I am very, very hot.
But tonight things are cooling down, and like you I am also cool. Super drawings. Freifeld would be proud of you.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

I guess you have to be here. If you ever come up here with Debra, you sure as heck better let me know.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Nicki, Woo Hoo!

Yay! Thanks for buying the mag. I'm kidding. You can look at it in the library if you want. It's a magazine I always buy, and then look around my own house and think okay! Time to do something about this, but then I go back to splattering paint on everything.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Janie,

Really cool. Like the new picture of you. Time to update mine. Ah well.
Maybe later.

Thanks so much.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks so much, I guess it's like leaving a really wonderful school for the holidays. I love seeing your work. I love seeing everyone's paintings and thoughts -- it's a huge inspiration to me. But my chances to communicate will be rare I think in the next few weeks, so I am getting in the thoughts while I can.


Laurel Daniel said...

That is ABSOLUTELY the perfect reason to come out of your blog break!!!! We would be so disappointed if you didn't share this wonderful news - you are flying! CONGRATULATIONS! XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

thats very exciting Barbara, i will have to get a copy.

Linda Popple said...


Caroline Peña Bray said...

This is just fantastic! It very much reminds me of Henri Rousseau! Tobias's expression is great, it's so hard to capture a smile in a portait and you've done a great job.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

wonderful!! Congrats!

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