Morning in Korea
(work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
The other day I watched this short video on TED TV of
Arianna Huffington talking about the importance of sleep
to creativity. It must have had a profound effect because
I taught my first classes today, was all wound up and
filled with ideas for subsequent classes, came home and fell
asleep over my book like a teenager. (Maybe this is why
it's good to spend time with teenagers). I was dragging
around when I got up for dinner, but found that when I
went in to paint I could focus. Thanks Arianna.
This is another image of a work in progress. You can see
that it's coming along. I want it to stay in a somewhat
digitized look -- like broken communication from a
distance, but have the sweet connection you can have
in the eyes and faces of people you love, even when the
image is far from perfect. That's quite the challenge.
And I'm happy so far.
But now I'm going to take Arianna's advice and head back
to sleep. I'll continue on this tomorrow.
Have a getting-enough-sleep-for-creativity day.