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
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