Friday, February 1, 2013

The month to love

Towards the love light
Watercolour, black marker and watercolour
crayon on watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
One of my artists friends has been yearning
for February, and maybe it's because it's a
month filled with the colour red (one of
my favorites), and permission to gush.  If
you are given to hyperbole -- this is the time
for it.  Bring it on.  In Toronto, here we are
in the depth of winter, and this brilliant
celebration of love will pull us through
half of another month -- hearts everywhere,
boxes of delicious chocolates for sale in every
savvy store -- pink popping up in clothing,
in decor, a smorgasbord of pink, and red and
chocolate, and fancy dinners, and romance.

Romance.  Don't even get me started on passion.
Wow!  Even if you live alone you can pick up
some flowers and chocolate and cozy in with
a good book, (and I hope a cat -- cats are great
companions) and groove on the happy vibe of
people being kind to one another. 

By the time everyone realizes what's hit them,
it's almost March, and then there's St. Patrick's
Day, and before you know it it's spring, and the
whole happy time starts over again.

The painting today is of tulips.  I am always
delighted when tulips are readily available
in pots.  It is a sign -- just like Christmas trees
in December.  It's all going to happen people.
So let's enjoy it together.

Have a-getting-ready-to-be-loving day.


Linny D. Vine said...

Happy February, Barbara! (And, Happy Goundhog Day,too!) Your tulip paintings are all gorgeous!!

Linny D. Vine said...

Whoops! G"R"oundhog Day!!

Barbara Muir said...

Happy Groundhog Day to you. And Happy February. In Linnyland it seems like it's always all about love. I think that's why I visit as often as possible.

XO Barbara

Kim Rempel said...

Such lovely tulips holding the promise of spring! I bought some hyacinths the other day and my friend said they just opened. Replenishing for the soul. And I hear you on the romance front. Bring it on! I love those heart shaped boxes filled with chocolates.

Nicki said...

Was it me? :) I am so glad it is February! The days are getting longer, it is a short month, I will see some family... the list goes on. If I could have slammed a door on January I would have! Ha! At least I always have your sunny paintings to cheer me up when the days are long!


Barbara Muir said...

It was you Nicki. I'm glad February makes you happy. Today we have the deep snow that used to be a regular part of winter here, but is now a rarity, and impossible for people who have never lived with real snow to negotiate. There are huge snow mountains around Steven's car. It's fun if you don't have to go anywhere.

XO Barbara

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