Friday, February 4, 2011

What I love



This is how my work will appear tomorrow at
I am a member in good standing, which is an honour.
From top to bottom they are:
Morning in Korea
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

Check this out
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
and 
Connected
Acrylic on canvas,
24 x  24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

I've decided to write a blog about love every
day for the month of February.  Does that sound like
too much?  Come on I think we need it.  So I
intend to ramble on about love, and you'll have
to indulge me, or not.

Take this morning for instance when I had to
get up before dawn and head out for school.
I loved the sunrise.  It was absolutely astounding.
I was heading north, and of course the sun rises in
the east, but at every stoplight I was craning my
neck to see that gorgeous light -- pink fanning up
in stripes across grey clouds, then pure pink flooded
the treetops, and trees all along the road.  Then the
light became a brilliant golden colour.  I loved it.
Just the memory makes me so glad I got up early.
Then my students were so much fun, and I had
a great time with them.

What else do I love?  I love the idea that I will
be showing with some friends, and artists I've
yet to meet tomorrow night (check the info above.)
 
I love the power of the Internet and the fact that
100 women will be showing their wonderful work
to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International
Women's Day in the beautiful Ayrspace gallery in Ayr,
Ontario, Canada.

Jill Yuzwa and Kim Rempel pulled this together
with the help of all of the participating women,
all fantastic artists and positive bloggers who love
their art and their lives.  I mean what is not to love
about that?  To my male blogger friends I just want
to say, artistic women are happy women, so their
involvement in such a project will help everyone in
their lives -- that means you.  Plus a portion of the
proceeds from the show is going towards two charities
in Haiti.  All good right?

If you're in Toronto please come out to the opening of the
International Guild of Figurative Art at 216 Avenue Road,
this weekend on Saturday February 5th between 5 and 7.
I have three pieces in that show, and there are ten artists
from around the world displaying their work.  It will be
wonderful.

Gotta go now and look for my party dress.

Have a deciding-to-love-February day.

4 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

I like love everyday! Great idea!

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I hope you have a wonderful artsy weekend with your friends and admirers. I'm sure there will be many people standing in front of your work all throughout the weekend.

I like what you say to the male readers/bloggers... I know it is true in my world- if I am using my creative powers and I get to the studio, I am much happier. It definitely affects all other areas of my life in the most positive of ways.

I love reading your blog... your joy is infectious! In exactly one months time I will be able to say that to you in person!

Hugs,

Nicki

Barbara M. said...

Hi Pam,

I like love every day too. It does make you happy.
XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

Woo Hoo! I am looking forward to seeing you so much. Movie star. Yes it's true. I have some wonderful blogger friends who are men, and women who blog, and who paint tend to be happy women. Even if they weren't happy when they started blogging, I've noticed that they get happier. If happiness is infectious, I think this is one way it spreads.

XOBarbara

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!