Cape Breton dinner
(work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
(I worked today on
Flora's face, and dress, and here
and there on other things -- It
feels like it's coming along.
I was very comforted
the other day by Belinda Del Pesco
talking about all the unfinished
paintings in her studio. This is
one of the things I'm working on in mine.)
I'm coming up to a pretty big occasion in my blog life.
In 25 days I'm going to be at the 1,000 mark. Thanks so
much for being with me on the wild and sometimes simply
present ride that's been writing this blog.
Why do I like blogging? There are so many reasons, that
it would be hard to list them. The number one reason is you.
Meeting you has been incredibly exciting, and you've given
me so much. I feel like I'm learning, I have
a supportive community that spans the globe. Plus I get to
see your work every day, and feel so delighted that I do.
I'm a fan of Mike Dooley who sends out The Notes from
the Universe, five days a week to people who subscribe
to his newsletter. I met him when I attended his seminar in
Toronto this summer with Steven and two friends. In
my car I listen to the Notes on CD when I feel like I
need a boost in my positive outlook. I used to listen to
the part about friends all over the world waiting to meet
me, and think -- "Now come on Mike I don't know if
that's true. And do I need more friends?" I was suspicious
then of the very bounty I now enjoy. So the blog has
changed me, and transformed my world completely.
Mike also says on the CD that wonderful surprises
and great events are going to happen, that you cannot even
imagine. And although I went along with that thought in
principle, I might have been skeptical about that possibility
too. Not anymore.
If you'd told me In December 2007 "You're going to write
a blog, and because of the blog you'll meet people from England,
Ireland, France, Norway, Italy, Germany, India and all over the United
States, I would have said, "don't be ridiculous!" Well wasn't I
proven massively incorrect, and I am so lucky that it's true.
So...about the 1,000th blog. I'll have to think of something. It's
a month away now until Christmas Eve, and it's Thanksgiving
Eve for my American friends. So Happy Thanksgiving to
everyone in the United States including my family and friends.
Eat some turkey for me. We had our Thanksgiving a month ago,
and we know this is a family occasion that matters.
Eldon Warren asked me how I was going to celebrate. I might
have to wait until the New Year for the celebration event. But
he has got me thinking. Too bad you all couldn't come to Toronto
and we'd have some Veuve Cliquot and celebrate.
Have a loving-your-friends-one-thousand-times-day.