Monday, August 8, 2011

My big news

The image here is a little movie I took just over a 
week ago while walking on the vast beach
that's created at low tide in the Minas
Basin in Nova Scotia.  I have not had time to paint today.
To get an idea of the scale of the cliffs notice the size of the tall
trees, and the houses when you can see them in
the distance.  This is one vast space. The sound is the wind.

I am home.  Is that my big news?  No.  Although
after living in a such a wonderful place for three
weeks, getting back to the city, bills, our busy lives
is a pretty dramatic shift for us.  No the big news
is that I've got a guest blog on Róisín O'Farrell's
blog.  Wahoo!  I love Róisín's work, and the feeling
is mutual -- so I wrote about blog friendships --
a wonderful phenomenon that has enriched my life
beyond measure.  As much as I loved my time in
Nova Scotia, I realize that I've become perhaps a
quite reliant on my computer for news of the world,
and especially news of my fellow artists whose work
dazzles me daily. In the next few blogs I'll give you
some bits and pieces of our trip.  Meanwhile thank
you to everyone who made it a delight.  And thank you
to Róisín for her gorgeous work, and for asking me
to post on her blog.
Róisín O'Farrell
So starting now I'm catching up with my city life,
my painting life, family life, and my blog life.
Check out what I wrote and enjoy Róisín's superb

Have an aren't-friends-the-most-wonderful-people day


Linda Popple said...

Friends are wonderful!! Who knew there would be friends in the blogging world?

I watched your video three times and each time I noticed something I hadn't seen before. The beach, trees, rocks, water are beautiful. The vastness of the beach with no one there (except you) must have been a great experience.

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

This is fun news! I loved reading your post and it is true about blogger friends. I'm so glad I can count you as one of mine!

XO Nicki

P.S. I'd love to paint that landscape some day!

Tammy Hext said...

I loved your guest spot on Roisin's blog. I too was hesitant to start blogging but it really has enriched my life with tons of new friends, support and inspiration - like you. I am sure that that bright green ground I used on my overpass painting came from looking and admiring your bold colour choices.

Anonymous said...

beautiful beach!! thanks for posting:)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linda,

True. I know. It was an awesome experience. I hope you see it one day.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

You can paint that landscape any time you want to. I think I have photos too if you'd like them.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Tammy,

What a sweet thing to say. I loved how that green set off the grey. Just awesome. I loved the mathiness of it -- like a sculpture -- which is how overpasses look when you are in a good mood.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you. I just love your latest Kingston painting.

XO Barbara

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