Unititled (Art Group Sketch)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
(I went back to my art group this week. The model
was wonderful, and I so enjoyed doing this
sketch in the hour and a half that I was there.)
The emotions and also the obligations and tasks around
my mother's memorial and burial took a slice out
of my concentration. I know I am lucky that
emotionally I was, and am complete with my mother.
I loved her and she loved me. We had that down. I
found her funny and witty, and supportive when it
mattered. I also found her strength and courage
inspiring right up to her death.
I have said before that she would want me to keep
going and she would. But more than that one of the
beautiful things about life is that it insists on itself,
which makes sense.
Thank you to everyone who has given me kind comments,
sent cards, given me flowers. You have made me feel
wrapped in a blanket of kindness. And I thank the
universe for the gift of sunlight through golden trees
against a blue fall sky. I thank my parents for my
eyes and for sending me to art college and university,
so that I could know the desire to paint and write.
Ultimately as I said before the compulsion to paint
trumps even sadness. Thank goodness.
Have a working-it-through-with-love day.