Monday, February 18, 2013

Family Day on the road


Nothing like a good story
Marker on bond paper
4 3/4 x 5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

It's family day in Ontario today and we're on the road
visiting family then heading home.  It's been a whole
weekend of family, and so much fun.

You know I can't stop sketching, and here's a little one
I did of Steven reading on his iPad.  I think
the weekend has done exactly what it's supposed to
do -- connected us with family, and given us a break
from the slog of working in winter, which somehow
seems harder than working in summer.

I am grateful for my wonderful family, and for the
glorious bright days we enjoyed as soon as
we escaped the snow squalls of Toronto.  But we're
heading home, and will be happy to be there.

Have a heading-home-happy day.

4 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

i admire your dedication to your sketching Barbara, and I'm happy to hear you had a great family day. I sure enjoyed the return of the sun on the weekend.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. I guess it's more of compulsion than dedication. Gots to do it. I hope you had a happy Family Day, and yes the sun was welcome.

XO Barbara

Liza Hirst said...

Gosh, another fabulous drawing! I really love your drawings, Barbara!!
The ones you did of your brother and vice versa were good, too. As Sally said, your dedication to sketching arouses admiration!
Nice, that you had a pleasant weekend with your family. I miss mine...

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you so much. I did it on a little hotel notepad. But I just wanted to capture the peaceful mood of the weekend. It was a lovely weekend. I am sure your family misses you too. So do I! Come back.
XOXOXO Barbara

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