Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy American Thanksgiving -- and if busy is good, I'm in heaven!

 Lunch at the desk
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Dear friends,

Happy American Thanksgiving.  Our little Canadian
Thanksgiving is long over, but the memory of the
turkey and happy days off together remains.  So
you deserve a little break and some special dinners
with one another.

Lately I've been so busy I can hardly get a breath.
Every time I feel like making even the tiniest
complaint about this, I consider the alternative.
I am not a city person for nothing.  I love the
hustle and bustle of this place -- constant action and
 excitement.  But I also look forward to life
being just a little bit simpler over the holidays.
 Is that possible?

I am posting a little iPad drawing today in honour
of the major inspiration for the very big painting I'm
working on -- David Hockney.  It's a still life
based on a working lunch.  You can see a file
folder, a typed page, keys, a bottle of milk, a half
eaten apple and a plastic sandwich bag.

Now it's back to painting on the big ones.  I'll post
more on that later in the week.  Meanwhile
have some turkey and pumpkin pie for me
America -- I can fill up on the thought of your
celebrations.  This fall has offered a wedding,
Thanksgiving, plus six family birthdays --
thought is really all I should be eating until Christmas.

Have a loving-the-feast-of-thoughts day.


Melinda said...

What a lovely work from your iPad!

Thank you for the good wishes for Thanksgiving. I (well, there are millions actually), for one am deeply thankful for so many things, especially for the election results!

You've really had a lot of celebrating lately. I'm happy for you and wish you ever good thing as you continue to paint, teach, herd the family (and animals) and generally rule your own world!

I'm thankful for you too, and for your art presence here.

Warm hugs from the desert...

Karen Bruson said...

Especially love the keys.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thank you so much. More dancing I say. Timbah the cat says -- more reading. The studio says -- More painting! I think the studio wins today.

Happy Thanksgiving. I too ma grateful for your election results.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

I like the keys too. Love all of your work. Happy Thanksgiving.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

I hope all is well. Miss you too much. When do you come this way? Or are we meeting in Florence?

XOXO Barbara

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