Cutie the bunny goes shopping
Black marker on Fabriano note paper
6 1/4 x 8 1/2
Barbara Muir © 2013Artists see the whole world as their subjects.
Right or wrong it's true. So naturally I was
intrigued when I happened upon this lady in one
of my favorite furniture stores walking beside her
husband and a cart with their purchases. She was
calmly carrying a live rabbit (their pet) in a plastic
box you'd normally use for storing office supplies.
I had my phone with me, asked if I could take her
picture. She happily agreed.
Today I am pretty busy, but I always need to make
time for some art, and I decided to do this sketch.
I might do it again in a series I'll call the kindness
of strangers, paintings of people who've agreed
to pose for photographs for art over the years. But
I've just come up with that idea, so it may be
a while. You know from my Easter painting that
I once owned a rabbit named Harold, and that
I love New York -- so oddly enough this woman
and I had an instant bonding experience.
Have a delighting-in-strangers day.