Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Quick January is a fast month

 Parrot Tulips on New Year's Day
Watercolour and black marker
on watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara  Muir © 2013

Happy New Year, and Happy January -- the most
plan filled and optimistic month of the year -- and
the quickest.  Before you know it it feels like the
holidays and all the parties were long ago, and
the year is flying by on the powerful wings of
time.  Already the light is coming back in this
northern realm, and everyone is exercising like
mad to try and balance the delicious eating that
is so much a part of holiday parties.

On New Year's Eve the dancing began with
my friend and a collector of my work, Jo-Ann
Del Vecchio.  We were assembling a playlist
on Steven's iPad to set the tone for the night,
and of course had to include the 2012 classic
Gangnam Style.  My son Sam was helping us
pick songs that were great to dance to, and
he was teaching us how to dance like the
phenomenally popular Korean singer PSY.
So the New Year's party set the tone for
a joyful year.  And I thank Jo-Ann, and
all the friends who celebrated with us that
night.  Most were not inclined to dance, but
we had out dancing moments.
 Jo-Ann and I discuss the finer points of Gangnam Style

These tulips make me feel like dancing, and
painting.  They are spring-like in the current
very cold weather, and a cheerful portent
for a year that I know will be filled with
creative joy.

Have a dancing-with-art day.


Linny D. Vine said...

Happy 2013 to you and your beautiful tulips, Barbara! Dance, dance, dance!!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linny,

Thanks so much. You too. I am inspired by your tulip woman.

XO Barbara

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