Monday, September 24, 2012

If I weren't human

September's bliss
Watercolour and marker
on Arches watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
I've just finished this little watercolour and it's rather
late at night.   If I had infinite energy I'd keep painting
now.  Steven fixed a beautiful, pewter, table clock on the weekend.
It's ticking, plus the big kitchen wall clock is thunking out
the seconds, and I feel hypnotised both by fatigue and
their insistent rhythm. 

But if I could stay awake in the solemn quiet of the
 night I'd paint the glorious Japanese Anemones
I brought in tonight -- standing out white against the darkness,
graceful beyond my imagination.   I am human, and
glad that you are too.  You'll understand I hope.
Here's a small watercolour of Nasturtiums and white
Cosmos. So little time, so much to paint.

Have a relishing-your-humanity-day.


Melinda said...

This human loves all of your flower paintings and am thankful whenever you post their images here.

I can't believe it's been so long since I've been online. Your work is consistently strong and your words inspirational.

Take good care of yourself. The world needs you--and so do we.

Warm hugs from here!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

I am so glad you love my work. You made my day, my week, my month, 2012.

I probably drink too much coffee. Because here I am again. dog tired, and still awake.

The world needs you and your art, and so do I. Thank goodness you are out there making art.


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