Self portrait at the year's turning
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
Dear Friends, Family, Artists, Art Bloggers, Collectors,
Gallery Owners, Happy, Happy New Year. We have spent
the day in a slow, happy contemplation of the new -- such a
good feeling! It does feel like a gift, and will be if we have
visions with meaning and can stay in the present.
Last night we had a wonderful party with friends in the
city at our house. They brought masses of food and wine,
and today we nibbled our way through January 1. I started
a little drawing yesterday and I think it's finished now.
It's a self portrait and I may do more, having noted
that both David Lobenberg and François Bard, do self
portraits, and Lynn Donoghue, a Canadian artist whose
work I greatly admire, did when she was alive.
I look serious in the drawing, (my husband says
deer in the headlights! ;-) but did it from a photo
on my iPad taken when I was actually ecstatically happy --
which seems a good way to start the year -- in a mood
of quiet ebullience.
Thank you to everyone who made me laugh, helped
me, showed me great art, bought my art, loved me,
befriended me, comforted me, taught me and learned
from me in 2014. And thank you to everyone I helped,
got to laugh, took to great art, bought art, loved,
befriended, comforted, learned from and taught.
Thank you to my son for recommending
the large Moleskine notebook. A great treat to
draw on. Let's go forward with alacrity into this new
bundle of months. Happy New Year!
Have a loving-this-glorious-beginning day!