Thursday, January 15, 2015

New York Baby

New York Baby!
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
Thinking about The Cloisters in New York City
last May, took me back in a flurry of sense
memories, to being on the high hill where
the Cloisters museum is, and realizing that
taxis (the main way of getting around in
New York aside from subways) did not routinely
go there, and that we were a long, long way from
our hotel on Times Square.

I suddenly had a vivid memory of walking down
the steep hill through gorgeous spring green
trees, and seeing a couple at the bottom of the
hill holding a beautiful baby girl.  It was 
Mother's Day and New Yorkers take that day
seriously.  So this couple, dressed to the nines,
with their beautiful baby were taking pictures
in the park setting.  They told us where we
should walk to to get a cab back "home."

I asked if I could take their picture, and they
happily agreed.  I have been meaning to do
something with those images ever since.
Tonight I found a photo of the baby, and
drew her, thinking all the time about that
glorious day.

Have a swamped-with-happy-memories day.


L.Holm said...

so sweet! Love those curls. beautiful drawing

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liz,

Thank you so much. I loved them too.
She had an incredibly beautiful head of curly hair. Such a beauty!


Unknown said...

lovely to hae a memory come back so vividly like that. super sketch

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Sally,

My memories of New York are all wonderful.


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