Watercolour and marker
on Arches watercolour paper
5 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
The book I'm reading, The Elegance of
the Hedgehog, which a friend of mine
tells me is sad, talks a lot about art and the
sublime. It explores how art and literature
lift us out of the petty concerns of our daily lives
and give us glimpses of the sublime.
Nature has the same effect on me. The other
day as I was picking tomatoes off my crazy
grape tomato vines which are now crawling
down our outside basement stairs unchecked,
I stood up and had these flowers against my face.
And I was filled with wonder. I stood in silence for
a few minutes in absolute thrall. The sublime.
Japanese Anemones in my garden.
Have an enjoying-extreme-beauty day.