Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dancing in the park, and the antique market

 John Hinrichs
Quick sketch in the St. Lawrence 
Antique Market Coffee Shop
Black marker on Moleskine paper
5 1/2 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
It's been a lovely weekend.  The weather
has been my ideal -- slightly cool, but warm
enough with a light sweater.  Yesterday we
bought flowers for our front door pots, and
for the pots on our back porch.  Then we
walked our dog in the park nearby.  The path
meanders past bullrushes, forget-me-nots and
wild yellow Iris.  Steven took some pictures
with his cell phone of the Iris, that he'll give to me
tomorrow. Then towards the end of the walk there's a lovely
open part of the path, with huge trees forming a
canopy and a view through the trees of some
magnificent, large and lovely old homes.

One of these was holding a party it seems, because
fabulous music was playing loud through the woods,
and Steven and I danced to a couple of the numbers,
surprising ourselves and our dog Zoey.
There we were essentially alone under the trees
dancing while Zoey looked on in pure confusion
never having seen such behaviour.
Wild Irises in the park
Photo by Steven van Schaik

Today we met our friend John Hinrichs at the Antique
Market in the St. Lawrence market and walked around
enjoying the endless array of china, glass, silver
and fabric on display.  My friend Jan Marriott has
a table there, and if you're in Toronto, you should
check out her excellent vintage fabric.

I did a quick sketch of John to share with you here
while we were grabbing a coffee.  John is an
astoundingly good architect.  And John is incredibly
funny -- a distinct pleasure.

Have an enjoying-your-friends-company day.


Karen Bruson said...

Nice sketch!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you so much.

XO Barbara

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