At the art show
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011I come from strong stock and if you knew
my mother you'd know that that's true.
This is a good thing, but sometimes the confidence
that comes from being pretty hearty leads
to errors in judgement. Last night we were tired
from a very busy and frustrating day,
so we went to bed early. But I got up in the
middle of the night and ran downstairs because I'd
forgotten to take medication I'm supposed to
take twice a day.
Unfortunately I sped downstairs, straight out
of a sound sleep and missed the last four stairs.
Why? Because I was running in the dark.
Luckily perhaps I was holding onto the bannister,
and my arm went through at an odd angle.
Life lesson? I am not a cat and I need to turn
on lights to navigate stairs at night. I am
quite bruised, but fortunate to be fine.
Today I taught all day, then drove home and headed
straight for the Don Valley Art Club Fall show
opening at Todmorden Mills. I was on sales and
walked around marvelling at the work and enjoying
myself, but I was very tired, and sore. Steven snapped
pictures of me and the two paintings I entered, but
those with me in them look like I should be packed
in ice and shipped off in an air ambulance, so I'll
just show you the completed version of At the art
show, which shows a member of the DVAC with
Have a turning-on-the-light-to-descend-the-stairs day