Monday, December 26, 2011

I come back to the face

 Morning Face
Black marker on bond paper
5 x 7 inches
BarbaraMuir © 2011
Whatever else I draw or paint, I always
return to the face.  My son Christopher
teases me because he finds me too
friendly -- but I do really love people.
And I am endlessly fascinated by
faces.  This morning I grabbed a beautiful
sketchbook I bought in Florence, Italy,
and did a quick sketch of a happy

For me a smiling face is a wonder --
 a person's whole being seems to
light up with a smile.

Have a spreading-happiness-with-your-smile-day.

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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!