A Happy Time
(Work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
What do I mean by my title? My days for the past little while,
mildly interrupted by New Year's Eve, have been totally
focused on art. I am eating, sleeping, and moving through
life in a state of intensive artistic concentration. This
morning I took a break to join some friends in the neighbourhood
who gather for coffee. I sat down beside a woman I've talked
to many times about many things, and she showed me pictures
on her camera of absolutely gorgeous monoprints of women in
evening dresses. They looked like living flowers. The colours
so vivid that I woke up even before drinking the coffee the generous
hostess offered. I had no idea this friend was an artist. She teaches at
the public school across the street from me, and is having a year
off. The time is allowing her to focus on her art.
In short there's no escape from my obsession. And that's good.
I've started a little painting which needs more work, but it's
at a stage that I can show you.
I will be at the CityTV studio taping for CityLine this Thursday,
but the show won't be on until next Thursday, January 13 at
9 a.m. and 2 p.m. so check it out. I am on with Samantha Pynn
the wonderful host of Pure Design, and I'm looking forward to
seeing her again.
I hope you're having a great start to the year. I certainly am, and
feel extremely lucky to feel this way.
Have a you-know-what?-I'm-happy! day.