Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Canada Day weekend! Awesome day -- heavy rain, and happiness!


 And then there were seven
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
SOLD ♥ 
(I did not have a final photo, so had to
borrow this from my Facebook file.)
Sold this beauty today and felt delighted that the person
who bought it has loved it for a whole year and decided
to get it now!  Great feeling as an artist.

I have not been on the blog this week because I am
working really hard on a few commissions.  Not
kidding.  But it has been an art filled week. I
have been cheering myself on with endless
rules like,"this is positive Thursday."  And
today was "fabulous Friday."  I spent a lot of it
in the car running errands and not as much
time in the studio where I belong.

But still the day was filled with wonder.  A perfect
yellow bird flitted into my garden to land on a
tall blade of grass. On my travels I saw walls of
wild flowers by the road in every colour. The rain
came down in torrents, and the stalled traffic
gave me lots of time to study the roadside trees
-- so deliciously full and green (and wet).

Produce Canadian Flag
I saw this hilarious produce flag in Loblaws,
our local store.  People didn't even notice
the shape (tired at the end of a working week),
and had taken some of the produce.  But still
the theme is there.  This is our national flag
in tomatoes, garlic and red pepper. Art is
everywhere.

Have a Happy Canada Day weekend.

8 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

Lovely to read your blog post this morning with my cuppa. That's great you are having an art filled week...and congratulations on "Then there were seven"...it's lovely. Happy Canada Day weekend to you and Stephen!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Happy Canada Day weekend to you. I'm going to try and see you on my way up to Ottawa next week!

Wishing you and Dave a fabulous weekend.

XO Barbara

Kim Rempel said...

I really like those tulips! Happy Canada Day Barbara!

laura said...

Happy Canada Day! I have a maple-leaf cookie cutter and like to decorate them with red and white icing!
Your tulips are gorgeous!

Sally Chupick said...

hi Barbara, just noticed your reply...we are heading to Ottawa Friday, so wont be home til Sun night.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much Happy Canada Day!

On the road now. Will write when I get there.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

It's clear that I live way too far away from you, or that I'd be in trouble if I lived closer. Those cookies sound delicious and dangerously addictive.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

It was all a bit too rushed and crazy. I had a deadline right to the last minute and then a whole lot of art things happened at once. I'll try to get in touch from N.S.

XO Barbara Hope you had a great long weekend.

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!