At the wedding
black marker on Arches watercolour paper
10 1/4 x 14 1/8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013I started this blog five years ago on February 18 -- five years
and ten days ago. I can hardly believe it's been that long,
because for me those years have sped by and been so full
of wonder -- it has seemed like no time at all. I wish my
Dad were here to witness the marvels of the past five years,
innovations and developments in the world, and in our
family that would astound him, and make him proud too.
Today is my father's birthday, but he is not in the world alas.
I think of him every year on this day, and as I said to a friend
every day, probably many times in a day. He is definitely
alive in my heart and vivid in memory.
In this portrait of him he's at a wedding -- ours, Steven and mine,
and here he is dressed in his tux outside the church, surveying
the crowd, and perhaps worrying about what had to happen next,
how to tell people the directions to the reception. He was an
elegant man, and it made me feel good to find a picture today
of him in a tux, because he was the kind of man who was
always well dressed.
So Dad -- I've been writing this blog for just over five years,
carrying on your roots in writing, and your love of painting.
And to my kind readers, and artist and collector friends,
a huge thank you for this tremendous time. Five years -- that
deserves a cake, a party, champagne, celebrations!
Have a celebrating-the-joys-of-celebrating day!