Portrait detail (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2013I came up with the answer this summer. A hot. Think
of a cold. When you have one you're sick, you have
no energy. Every now and then this summer I've had
the opposite -- a condition I'd like to encourage -- a highly
creative work day, good in every way. A day when I knew
just what to do. I was on fire with ideas, sent brilliant emails,
painted effortlessly, gave great advice, was helpful and
kind and the most brilliant I can be -- in other words had
a dream day.
What's Your Perfect Day? -- Here's Mine
For me an exquisitely productive day is an ideal day.
Add the ocean, or a few trips out to the garden,
some funny phone calls with friends and family.
Fantastic. On the weekend sleeping in, reading,
seeing a movie might join the roster. Lately
Steven and I have been trying to stick to the ritual
of walking the dog in the evening. No matter how
demanding the workday has been this adds to the picture
of a perfect day.
Here's another face in the painting I'm working on.
I love the girl's face and I think she's great. If she were
here we'd be talking about her dress. It was pink, but
pink doesn't work in the painting -- so we'll work it out.
Plus her hair is wonderful. Meanwhile: