Saturday, January 8, 2011

The kindest thoughts

 Happy on holiday
Charcoal on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(Another sketch for a 
Skype series painting.
I am enjoying the images
of this couple up against
the computer screen.)

I do get wrapped up in my own world sometimes,
trying to keep track of my family and friends.
What with art and school, I don't always get time
to explore the blog world, or even to read the posts
that turn up on my blog list.

I just took a look at Marilyn Flanegan's blog
Flanegans' Muse.  She is an incredibly sensitive
artist, portraying animals in a way that elevates
them to high art.  She also does abstract pieces.
Scrolling down I see that she wrote about me on
October 23 and said how much she liked my blog.
That was last fall, and I had no idea she'd done that.
Please Marilyn if you ever write about me again, please
let me know so I can thank you.

Her blog makes me think about the dignity and grace
animals always portray.  They share our joys and
sorrows wordlessly.  I always feel when Steven is
away that the animals are my team.  When he is home
we share their love, and they put on little acts and
games for us.

Thank you Marilyn for both your kind post, and
to everyone else who shares their kind thoughts
with me, and who spreads joy by creating encouraging
comments to send to their circles of artist friends.

Have a-discovering-the-kind-things-people-have-said day.

2 comments:

cohen labelle said...

They are a beautiful young couple. You have depicted their insouciance well! Super drawings!
Love, Marcia

Barbara M. said...

Thanks Marcia,

They are aren't they. Thanks for your kindness. Just working away here. You know how it is.

Love,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!