Ready for joy
(work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Happy, Happy 2011. So far it's been an overwhelmingly
amazing year. Pure bliss. Part of that is because it's
almost a holiday, although I'm painting, and part
is because of the great conversations I've had with
friends. Also I'm reading a superb novel that I discovered
because of Oprah's summer reading book reviews
called The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. I
have been having the most wonderful creative dreams,
and am filled with ideas for projects. I implore the
universe to let this feeling last. As I only had two
half glasses of champagne on New Years Eve, I
can't blame my euphoria on the bubbles. But
isn't it a glorious thing when you feel that all is
right with the world. We artists are sensitive beings,
and life isn't always (pardon my illusion to the novel)
a piece of cake.
It could just be that my husband's been away a lot
on business this fall, and having great amounts of
time together feels like a present. Last night I sent
him a series of ridiculous videos of me singing three
of our all time favorite terrible songs. What are
they? "We'll sing in the sunshine," "McArthur Park"
and "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad." I emailed each
crazy video from my computer to his, then we watched
them laughing hysterically. Our shared humour is
really ridiculous, but such a treat. Just so you know
I am probably one of the worst singers on the planet.
Have a loving-this-new-year day.