Woman with her cats
(from the archives)
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2008
Four years ago on February 17 I started this blog.Tonight I'm including a painting from the archives, and I
don't even think this is the final photo of the
painting -- A woman and her cats. I was painting
this painting in September of that year, 2008.
I loved the richness and pattern on the silk
collar of the subject's blouse. It was a beauty.
So what have I learned? Sometimes in life we
think we're going nowhere. That's what's so
wonderful about the blog world. You can see
how far you've come, all the things you've learned
and in my case the great excitement that's come into
my life since I began this happy process. My blog
was born during a hard time in my life, with relatives in
poor health, and my son going to Korea. The blog
and the people who read it became a source of
delight and strength for me. When I painted this
portrait I had no idea what was going to happen in
the next months, when my blog would be discovered
by Howard Wolinsky, the Chicago journalist, and
subsequently by Oprah.
Steven was saying today, "your thoughts create
your future," one of the key philosophies of
Louise Hay. And sometimes your future is
created by thoughts other people have that
are beyond your wildest dreams.
Have a thinking-yourself-into-a-joyous-future day.