Monday, January 5, 2015

Change is inevitable

Two pairs of glasses!
(almost finished)
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015


Positive thinking people (I'm one) believe that
part of our problem with realizing the world
of our dreams is that we don't believe we can
change.  But as Mike Dooley, at tut.com
says, "Change, great change is inescapable."

Just try drawing your own face a few times
in a week, and you will notice this
phenomenon.  You may think, "who the
heck is that?" although most of us are
aware that our faces change.

Shawn Achor in his book Before
Happiness  says that out of the 11 million
pieces of information available to our brains
every second we choose 40!  So imagine how much we
change all the time, and how infinite the possibilities
are for changing more. He also says that
we start positive change by moving towards
meaning in our lives.  Art and my friends in art are
huge sources of joy in my life.

It's a cold, cold day here, and it's going
to be a freezing cold week.  Sales of
down coats are huge in this town.
Here's a self portrait I did of another
photo on my iPad. And yes, it's a very
different look for the drawings of a couple
of days ago. 

Have a welcoming-positive-change day.

4 comments:

L.Holm said...

So well said..and I love the marker drawing.

Sally Chupick said...

stay warm Barbara! You're right, we change all the time on the outside...but on the inside it's that same old soul:)
enjoy your marker sketches

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Liz, I love your paintings and feel so happy seeing you painting again.

XOXOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

I think we change in many ways on the inside too. In fact most of the cells in our bodies renew constantly -- so we're changing inside and out all the time.

Love your work, and each change you make.

XOXOXOXOXO Happy New Year!

Barbara

Portrait Artist

My photo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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!