Summer on St. Germain
part of a three painting
commissioned series -- Our first home
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012This painting is part of a three part series
commissioned to show a family's first
house with the changing of the seasons. It
has been a joy to work on.
2012 has been a great year. Looking back I am
delighted with all of the wonderful happenings,
and the friends I have shared time with both in
in person, and on the Internet. When I think
of all of this in a reflective mood, I know
that our current web connectedness is a
kind of miracle. And I am grateful. True
as a friend of mine in Norway says, if you
can see me on Skype, you are like a neighbour
even far away. And with that you share in
both the joys and sorrows of your neighbours.
One of my friends on Facebook has a grandson
who has come home from Afghanistan with
both legs blown off at the knees. His
struggle to regain his young, vibrant life has
been vigorously documented by his grandfather.
I am against all war, and yet how can I not
sympathize and care profoundly about the
future life of this young fellow, and all people
dealing with either side of a war.
The same is true of my feelings about all
people in hardship. So at the end of the year
I am definitely counting my blessings, and
am profoundly grateful to live in this vibrant
city, and in this country.
Thank you for your kind encouragement and
solid inspiration in 2012. I raise a toast to a
marvellous and creative new year in 2013 for all of
us, and to a more peaceful and kind world.
Have an-enjoying-this day day.