Thursday, January 8, 2015

Brilliant exuberance!

Brilliant Exuberance
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
I worked all day today with wonderful women.
I painted one of these friends recently, and
today had a try at drawing my friend
Courtney.  She is helping me work on
web development, and while she questioned
me and worked I drew her.

Make that three tries.  Her joyous expression,
huge, gorgeous eyes, intelligent kindness and
humour are hard to define with a pen and
paper.  I came the closest by photographing
her and drawing the photo upside down.

Mike Dooley says to "expect miracles every
day."  I think the companion to that idea
is noticing them.  The two women who helped me
out today are miraculously fantastic.

Have a noticing-miracles day.


Unknown said...

i love the energetic, expressive and sure way that you sketch with marker. This is a lovely sketch of your friend and even though I dont know her, I feel you must have captured her energy in it.

jyothisethu said...

Love this work..

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. I wish I could capture her energy, which seems to be boundless. She is a lovely, bright, funny woman -- wonderful -- like you.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi jyothisethu,

Thank you so much. I'm delighted that you like it.

Take care,


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