Saturday, October 2, 2010

Holiday thoughts

It's been a great Saturday, but I've been on the move all
day.  My friend Suzanne treated me to the opera Aida --
wonderful because Verdi is one of my favorites.  The two
of us had colds and tried not to cough, or rattle cough
candies until the audience was yelling bravo after a
rousing chorus, and there were many impressive chorus
pieces in this production.
 Kujo on the beach near Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Then I went to see a friend's house.  She has recently
moved, and though she's inherited paintings from some
true Canadian greats, she would like to buy art from me
too.  Wow.  I reeled in my cold as much as possible.
But now the day is over, and I have no art production to
show you.  It's cold tonight.  I wore one of my winter coats
out to the opera and needed it when I was coming home.
Ach aye as we say in Scotland, I thought I'd give myself
and you a wee break.  Here's a view of my favorite beach
in the world, the beach we visit every day in Nova Scotia.
And that's my friend Diane's dog Kujo, who I love almost
as much as Zoey and who Zoey loves too.  She hasn't seen
him for two years now, and she still perks up at his name.

Have a dreaming-of-summer-and-a-walk-on-the-beach day.

6 comments:

Chris said...

you are one of Canada's "greats" too.

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I'm sure any painting of yours would glow next to a "Canadian Great".

Take care of yourself! Get some rest and take a break from blogging if need be. We aren't going anywhere.

Thank you for the kind words you left for me,

Nicki XO

Melinda said...

How wonderful, Barbara, that you got to go to the opera! I love Verdi too. Sitting here listening to Beethoven's 9th right now. Heavenly.

Your work is wondrous and you can count yourself as one of Canada's greats as well.

Wow. Wow. What a fabulous shoreline. Those clouds! Those clouds! You are so lucky to get to go there each year.

Now, c'mon, cold be gone! You'll go wacko if you don't get to paint more soon.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Chris,

I've frequently taught a "you're great" exercise, with the upshot that everyone who does it starts to feel renewed. So thank you. You're great too.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

I feel the same way about your work. It is so stunning. Thanks for your kind encouragement. Take care of yourself too.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,

You have got to come out to Nova Scotia one year. You would marvel at how unbelievably tranquil it is, and I would love to see the work you'd produce. Yes. There are the clouds eh!

I'm so glad you like Verdi and Beethoven. I tend to listen to soul most of the time, and it's good for me to remember that I love
classical music so much. Our piano is being tuned at this moment. What a gorgeous sound, and a delightful thought.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Portrait Artist

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