Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Newly pink finished, The B cookie and Mother's Day in Central Park

My little painting of pink tulips is done and has more
drama than the last time you saw it.
Newly Pink
Acrylic on wood panel
5 x 5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

I'm home now and feel a bit strange, as if my feet and
mind are one place, and my spirit and heart are elsewhere.
I loved New York.  I spent Mother's Day at the MoMA,
in Central Park, at a café in Soho, and topped a day of
incredible walks off with a dinner at a superb Italian
restaurant, and a quick hike over to Times Square and
back.
Me with Steven in Central Park,
New York City on Sunday
But I missed my sons and the kind of fun filled dinner we
would have had together if I'd been home.  So I was delighted
to come home and find that Sam had made me a delicious
oatmeal, chocolate chip cookie in the shape of a B (for
Barbara) and to be able to give him a hug.
The B Cookie Sam made me for Mother's Day
piping hot out of the oven when I got in
the door from my flight on Monday. Yum.
Have loving-your-family day

10 comments:

Nicki said...

Glad you are home now safe and sound. What a sweet thing for your Sam to do. New York... sigh... seems that you are still in that state of mind!

XO Nicki

Linny D. Vine said...

Your tulips (& all of your work) delight me, Barbara!

painterchum said...

that Newly Pink one is a little gem Barbara. I know what you mean about spring fever it is spell-binding.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

There always is that sigh of relief when you get off the plane and are safe. I think I am firmly back in Toronto now. But New York is certainly one of my favorite places in the world. No question. The people are wonderful, the vibe is electric, and there is so much to see and do, that you could really never see it all.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linny,

Aren't you sweet. I feel exactly the same way about your wonderful work.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

Isn't it amazing? I am in the studio concentrating, and step out onto the back porch to see my cherry tree in full bloom, tulips coming up and a sea of blue forget-me-nots. Of course the lawn needs to be cut, and there is a mountain of weeding to do, but without touching the garden it is absolutely beautiful.

XOBarbara

Linny D. Vine said...

You two look so NY cool and your paintings are all beautiful, Barbara!!(I was certain that I'd commented on some of these posts - maybe blog clog or some other fog...maybe mine?!)

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

I think I responded to you and then Blogger went down. Whew! Yes Sam was so sweet, and New York is a hard state of mind to abandon. But today we drove by whole hillsides covered with trees in that new spring green, and I was delighted to be here. The good thing about being an artist is that the world is a great place to be.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linny,

Thank you so much. It was the blog clog, because I feel like I've responded too. Funny and strange. I would miss you like crazy if I couldn't read your blog. Facebook certainly helped when the blog was down. It was down for soooo long.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

Sorry I missed you there. Thank you
so much. I must have been so excited
about meeting you that I felt like I'd already answered you. Spring fever is absolutely spellbinding. (Maybe I did answer this and then the blog went down.)I don't know.

XOBarbara

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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!