The Writer's Life
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013Here is the final version of my painting
The Writer's Life, the second in the Times
Tables series. This is a story that many young
parents can relate to. My brother is a writer
and he frequently worked on writing with his
baby daughter either in his arms, or drawing
at his feet.
When my children were little I was a corporate
writer, working on messages for some of
Canada's top CEO's. The irony of my situation
wasn't ever lost on me. There I was
having conversations about the company's core
messages, and trying so hard to silently stop a two
year old brumming a truck from being heard
in the background. My model for this painting is infinitely
more stylish than I was when I didn't have to wear a suit to
appear at meetings.
A friend was over the other day and we put all three paintings
on a counter together. Displayed horizontally they are
90 inches wide and a sight to see. I'd love to see you
at the opening on Thursday at Studio Vogue. Please
come out if you can. It's going to be a beautiful one.
Have a loving-whatever-you-do day.