Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Totally Missed it! Three years plus of blogging...

In the midnight sun (work in progress)
(Stage Four refining colour)
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 16 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
The third anniversary of my blogging life was February 18,
2011.  I started writing to you and posting my work on
February 18, 2008.  Sooooooooooo much has happened since
that momentous date.  In some ways it feels as though my
entire art life began with that first tentative blog.  But of course
that's not true.  I had definitely spent the magical 10,000 hours
working on being an artist before that date.  But wow has my
world expanded since then.

Thanks once again to Norene Smiley for having a show blog that
inspired me to want to respond and to Flora Doehler for putting
the idea into my head about seven months before I was at all
ready to get involved in blogging.  She must have a good chuckle
every time she reads my blog thinking about how heartily
resistant I was to the whole idea back then.  More than anything
what has propelled me to keep going whether I'm tired, or busy,
or in another country, or overwhelmed has been the incredible
people I've met through blogging and the other superb artists and
art blogs I see every day.

By now the list of people I admire and would really love to meet
has grown so long that it would be crazy to attempt to write all
of the names here.  My blog has crashed, or run into computer
glitches a couple of times and I've lost names off my blog list.
I promise that sometime soon when I'm not running absolutely full tilt
I will fix that up.  I have made some strong, deep and meaningful
friendships through the blog. Thank you.

This weekend I will get to meet some of the wonderful women
artist bloggers whose work I admire at the artists days for
the International Women Celebrate show.  How incredibly exciting.
Meanwhile these have been three fabulous years -- three earth
shaking, joyous, transformative, poignant, happy, hard,
gob smackingly wild and wonderful years.  Thank you for being
with me on the ride of a lifetime.  With an open heart, open eyes,
and fierce dreams I look forward to the next three years in
this blog project.  So much fun!!!  (You can laugh now Flora!)

Have an okay-so-I-used-to-resist-change-but-all-that's-changing day.

5 comments:

Kim said...

Well, Happy Three Years! I first found you through Edward Gordon's blog. And so glad I did : ) Your posts are thought-provoking and full of beauty. See you Saturday!

Anonymous said...

You are SUCH an inspiration, Barbara. Thanks for starting your blog and for all those posts and paintings, and for your humor and sharing your life with us.

Kay Christopher said...

(Oops! Meant to leave my name.)

Barbara M. said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much. I am so glad you did. Yes! Saturday will be a blast!

Thanks for working on it.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Kay,

Thanks so much for your kind comment. I'm so glad you enjoy my
humour.

Take care,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

My photo
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!