Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tobias went home today

Carm and Jason Sealy very kindly loaned me the
portrait of Tobias and the Tigers for Artwalk.  Now
Carm and I are both sick with a cold, but I decided
I had the energy to walk the painting of her son
Tobias around the corner and to get him back to his
 In the studio left to right on the wall my Portrait of Peter Adam
Tobias and the tigers and August Market Flowers

When I was painting the portrait of
Tobias from photographs I discovered that he
lived on the street three houses down from my house.
I didn't meet the actual boy, every bit as charming as
his photos, until about six months later, and I was so
happy because I felt like we were old friends.

This cold is fairly hefty, and though I
know I'm on the mend, I am calling it a day.
I am blessed with collectors who loan me their
paintings for shows, and I really appreciated seeing
the Tobias and the Tigers painting again.  First of
all I love the painting, which is a good feeling, and
then it brought back all the wonderful memories
of doing the Pure Design show with the HGTV crew.
I think I'll dream about that wonderful day tonight.
Have a thanking-the-people-who-help-you-succeed day.


Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I love, love, love the painting of Tobias and the Tigers... I loved it the first time I saw it on your blog, loved it when I bought the magazine, and I love it in your post again today.

Love it!!!


David Lobenberg said...

As hard as I try, I can't seem to get your link onto my blog roll. Is it:

Kim Rempel said...

Love this and also when it was in the magazine. Nice to see it again. Man - that cold is really going around! I know a few people who are down with it. Drink tea and rest and hope you're feeling better soon : )

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thanks so much. I like it too, and the fact that it came out of the ether so to speak. Just an email and the whole process began. Now I have a neighbour who owns my painting and that's a lovely connection.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi David,

My blog is
That should do it. How I put you on
was to copy your info from the line
above your blog, but maybe you're
still accessing it from a former
address. This is the current one.
I changed my address when I was on Oprah. Oops. There I go again.
Thanks so much. I hope this works.



Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks for your concern. Yes it is really going around. But I'm coming back out of it. I'm glad you like the painting. It was such a joyous assignment.


Linda Popple said...

I love the painting of Tobias and the Tigers. I still have the magazine.

Hope you are feeling better!

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