Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter dinner last Saturday and art photos for New York Sunday

 The final photo for New York City
On the road in Fredericton,
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Photo © Christopher Muir 2012
I am not religious, but my family loves to celebrate,
so we could probably have a celebration
every day of the year if we had the time.  Easter is big
with my family because they love the chocolate eggs
and turkey dinner.  Now that we have a new
daughter-in-law-to-be, Megan, we work our Easter dinner
around all of our schedules, when Sam can get home from
university, and when Megan's family is having their supper.
The kitchen table with Easter eggs and floppy bunnies.
This is the set-up before the hunt, which is always
funny and fun.
That's why the Easter supper was on Saturday night.
And what a run around it was getting ready for what must
be the simplest of meals -- turkey, stuffing,
rosemary roast potatoes, broccoli, salad, with apple pie
and ice cream for desert.  Sunday morning Christopher and
Megan came back to our house to do the egg hunt, and
I spent the rest of the day marking and painting.
Christopher, Megan and Fiona the cat check his
photos for accuracy.
And art was also part of our weekend.  Christopher
photographed my painting for the show I'm in
that opens on May 10th in New York City at
the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery.  Christopher's studio
 is closed right now for renovations so he improvised
photographing the painting in our kitchen.

I hope you had a lovely long weekend, whatever you

Have a-getting-ready-for-art-shows-day.


Nicki said...

It's good to see this painting again! She's really traveling on that bike of hers! Off to New York! Lucky girl. :) I look forward to hearing about this year's show!


Happy Belated Easter!

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Easter Egg Hunts are the best - happy to hear that your enjoyed your holiday weekend with family. Have fun at your show in NY, Barbara!

: )

Laurel Daniel said...

What a fun day!! And your painting headed to NY is WONDERFUL!!! Good luck with the show! XO

Barbara Muir said...

This girl, and the girl she's modeled after are definitely going places. I think the painting is as excited as I am about that.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marilyn,

My sons are very funny and kind. My youngest made the potatoes, and chopped up all the ingredients for the stuffing. I think they get their skills in the kitchen from their father. Not from me. And Megan is also funny, kind and wonderful to be with.

Love your work,

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thanks so much. I am really loving your work, and of course I always have (since I first saw it back in 2008 was it?) Wish you could be in New York too.


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