Saturday, January 3, 2015

Flowers sneaking in!

 Toasting to love and apples 
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
Today's drawing initially was just going to
be of the apple (yes that's an apple --
a Macintosh apple - my favorite), and then
the champagne glass was there, so I kept

The apple tells the story of going to the
market today, actually two farmers markets.
Punctuated by a walk in the snow around
the grounds at the Brickworks. Very

The champagne glass was on the table because
we toasted Sam and his girlfriend on their
11 month-a-versary at dinner tonight.  True!

Then low and behold I moved some flowers onto
the table, and they began to get in the picture.
Roses.  They can take over.  They're so
beautiful and smell wonderful, and have an
appealing shadow.  But it's late and I had to
stop.  And there they sit telling me I better
include them properly tomorrow.

Have a letting-the-flowers-have-their-due day.


cohen labelle said...

The Northern Spy was one of my late father's favourite apples - that combined with Macintosh makes for a delicious pie. Lovely drawing!

xo, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. It's amazing how much the type of apple matters. I only like Macintoshes, and Granny Smiths. Everything else is wrong. And I prefer the real thing fresh to apple pie. Even when Steven makes it (shhh!) I liked your father very much when I met him.


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