marker on notebook paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(My Saturday morning ritual is to
read the paper in bed -- so the lacy edge
on the right side of the drawing is
my pillowcase).I worry that you'll read my last night's
post and think that I am wallowing in despair.
No as a matter of fact I'm going to spend earth
hour with my good friend and fellow artist
Marcia Labelle and her husband David Cohen.
Steven and I will bring the candles to light for Earth Hour.
Thinking about the whole Earth can bring you
down right now, especially when it's been
reported that the water off the coast of British
Columbia is now showing higher levels of
But I also know from living through hardship
in the past, and from reading about many people
who have lived through terrible trouble, that we
need to stay strong and happy in order to be able
to make rational choices and affect change.
So there will be lots of laughter tonight, and political
discussion (Canada is on the verge of a federal
election). And there will be candles.
I may not be able to post that often in the next
couple of weeks. It is both the end of the semester
with mounds of essays and tests to mark, and a huge
time in terms of art to prepare for a number of
shows. So if I don't manage to fit in writing here
during that time, you'll know that I'm busy, and I
will get back to you.
If I can keep writing and showing you my work
during this intense time, I will, because you mean
a lot to me.
Have an enjoying-the-beauty-of-the-earth day.