The best conversation
Black marker on bond paper
81/2 x 11 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(No time to paint today. I like the intense
concentration in this portrait sketch. When
conversations are that good -- they are like
Last week I found out via Helen Fisher on TED TV that
animals fall in love. And last year listening to talks on crows
I discovered that crows have vast family gatherings -- or parties.
We know that crows have a sense of humour. What
I'm leading up to is that wanting to celebrate -- to gather together,
eat wonderful food, drink champagne, or our favorite
beverage, dance -- is part of our inner nature. So why do we
make celebration difficult, or suspect sometimes?
I have always liked being at excellent parties, learning new
things, listening to people's stories. I am really lucky
that the courses I teach encourage people to share
their stories, because I love knowing more about
how people live. We are all so different.
As artists and painters we need to connect with
the joie de vivre and delightful happy events
outside our studios. We need to dance, sing, and
have a blast. So if your social calendar isn't popping
with activity, and the heart of February is getting you
down -- plan an event -- even a dinner for two, and
start the celebrations.
Happy month of love -- February.
Have a getting-ready-to-celebrate day.