Untitled (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012I sometimes feel like my schedule is packed
as tight as a can of sardines. Sure there are
people who do much more, but you know what
I don't envy them. So when I'm feeling frantic I
try to remember to breathe, and laugh. (Have you
noticed that you do breathe deeply when you
A couple of years ago when I consulted Alyson Stanfield,
the Artbizblog writer, she told me to make a list every
day and carry it with me. Super advice. I followed her
advice and it helped. How odd though. I teach the very same
thing to my students, but was so stressed I'd forgotten
this vital rule.
These days I live by lists and lists of lists, and
lists that evolve from larger lists, and they help
My marks for the part-time courses I teach are in.
One thing to cross off the list, and a huge sigh of
relief. I may not blog much in the next few days.
Gone painting. Oh I'm here if you need me, but that's
what I'm doing, painting, and when I'm not painting,
painting something else, and when I'm not painting that,
painting. I feel as happy as a seagull riding an airwave
over Lake Erie.
The image tonight is of an early stage of a painting. I think
I'll be showing you lots of painting stages in the next
few posts. This model is a favorite of mine -- a really
super young woman. The painting changes a lot as it goes
Have an enjoying-your-painting day.