Saturday, November 1, 2014

Glorious abundance

 
 Summer clouds Wallace Bridge (detail)
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
(This is just a tiny part of the painting.
The photo was taken with my phone,
and it is blurry I realize.  More to come
tomorrow ;-) 

Louise Hay has an affirmation that I always love,
"abundance is my natural state."  Those words have
inspired me to really look around whenever my
positive mind goes off the rails, even for a minute.
And boy does it make you notice the plenty in your
life -- from the lovely seagulls flying over my head
in the parking lot the other day, whooping it up
in the wind, to the white Japanese nasturtiums in the garden
still lovely in our current freezing cold, to my friend
in Tucson saying she was experiencing a, "meteor
shower of miracles."  And so am I.

My family gave me a lovely party, and so many
wonderful gifts yesterday on my birthday.  I took
most of the paintings for my show opening this
coming Thursday, November 6,  to the gallery
this afternoon, and what a pleasure it was to see
my gallery owners, and the work starting to be in
place. A complete treat.

And of course the most important gift is love --
love from friends, family, coworkers and the
artworld.  And love of life, the joy of just being
in the present moment.  On this Saturday night
I'm not at a party, but starting a big painting while
my husband sleeps, because he has to work at
midnight.  The cats are snuggled on the comforter
with him (it is winter cold), and the dog lies on a quilt on
the floor.  We will have social Saturday nights soon,
but this one is quiet and peaceful offering
more time for art.

Have an enjoying-your-abundance day

6 comments:

Wendy Barrett said...

Hi Barbara, love your latest works! You did a great job of LiLou Mace - I have watched many of her interviews over the last couple of years. Happy Birthday for the other day! Love your upbeat approach to life! I am now meditating most days - love it!

Laurel Daniel said...

Happy Birthday Belated, dear friend! Glorious abundance is right… excited to see the full canvas on this one. Good luck with your show - I would love to be there to cheer you on! Love, love, love to you! XOXO

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Wendy,

Thank you so much. Her interviews are wonderful aren't they! She is so patient, intelligent, supportive, serious, funny. Glad you're meditating. When I remember to, it really helps.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

That would be the ultimate in wonderful. Thank you. Jon Stewart was in Austin the other day and I recognized it from your paintings! You are a shining star. Thank you for your friendship. I so hope this is the year we meet in person.

XOXOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Sally Chupick said...

this is very belated, but I just read that it was your birthday, so let me add my song to the many before me: "happy birthday" and hope you had a wonderful day.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. I am a blessed individual to have so much love in my life. And thank you for your song. I feel like I heard you singing. It was a wonderful night.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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!