TV on Blue Monday
Black marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
According to the Globe and Mail this is BlueMonday, or the saddest day of the year. I felt a
twinge of the blues yesterday because some
people in my family are far away. But I rallied
on Monday. Too much going on.
Blue Monday was apparently invented by
travel companies as a way to get us to get up
and go as a cheering up device.
As for me I got to talk to a local artist I met
via the blog world, and that was fun. In fact
it made my whole day. I think the answer to
the winter blahs, if there is such a thing, is
to have so much to do that you hardly notice
the weather except to enjoy the sunshine,
and clear the snow as you move from one
project to the next.
I did not have time to paint today, but I
did this quick sketch from one of the
photos I thought about using in a series
I'm doing. I like the pensive expression and
the way the sweatshirt hood looks almost
medieval. I'm successfully fighting off
a sore throat so I'm calling it a day. Please
don't be blue.
Have a nothing's-blue-but-my-blue-paint day.