Saturday, May 7, 2011

More from the Moleskin

Working in the lobby
black marker on bond paper
5 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 201

Eating lobster in New York
black marker on bond paper
5 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

Today we're exhausted -- we walked all day
yesterday -- from breakfast until the late afternoon,
and from after dinner until after midnight.  New York
is such an exciting city that there is something happening
everywhere.  Yesterday we walked through Central
Park and were dazzled on all sides by the beauty
of the graceful Elm trees, flowering bushes and beds
of tulips.

Today we've been to the gallery and then hung out
reading,  then grabbed dinner from the famous street
vendor near our hotel. .All in all it seemed exactly
the right way to spend the day after months of hurrying.
Now we're heading out to see the night life at Time's Square.
After dinner coffee
Black marker on bond paper
5 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

Forgive the quality of the images, the light is not
good in the hotel.  It has been a gorgeous day in New York.
Wish you were here.
Flowers at the Children's Zoo, Central Park, New York City
I love the saying on the sign. It made me think of my boys.
Happy Mother's Day everyone.

Have a loving-your-mother day.


cohen labelle said...

From these delightful drawings I derive an important insight 'Barbara - with moleskin will travel'! Yay
You look ravishing in the photo at your opening - your work looks pretty good too - so does Ruthie - all great stuff!
love, Marcia

laura said...

Wonderful drawings, Barbara--your line is so sinuous and lyrical.
Spring in New York--how fabulous.
Have a knish for me!

Melinda said...

I'm in awe of your line drawings. It's amazing to me that you have the energy and concentration amidst all of your walking and looking. Really wonderful.

Thanks for sharing a bit of your adventure with us!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Have Moleskin will travel -- true -- or if traveling have Moleskin!

Thanks for the sweet compliment. Ravishing or ravished. I was actually verging on consumptive, but who knew. I'm much better now. The New York cure.

Love Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks so much. Yes spring in New York -- a sheer delight. I think I missed the knish, but ate everything else. Now it's home to start what? Jogging?

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

The town has the energy, I just have to be here to plug in. I feel so lucky here. But then too there are these moments of waiting, and I have the sketchbook in my purse at the ready.


eldon warren said...

Looks like you're having a TIME to remember. Glad you're having fun. Those line drawings are awesome but then I've always been a huge fan of your drawing.

liza said...

Same here - I am also a huge fan of your drawings and always admire your ability to make them where ever you are. How wonderful that you are having such a great time!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

I certainly loved being in New York. May in New York City has to be ideal. It was just so alive, so much fun.

Your friend in Toronto,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you. The nice thing about Moleskin notebooks is that they are so small and light that you can carry them in your purse, so you are always ready. I do love that.


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