Sunday, January 11, 2015

On my team

Breath of fresh air
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
When I was getting ready for my last show
this beautiful young woman called me
up to invite me to another opening,
happening as she spoke.  I was up to
my ears in paint and couldn't go, so
she insisted on visiting me.

What a treat!  She loved my paintings,
our house, enjoyed meeting my husband.
Our cat Timbah loved her, and balanced
himself precariously
on her shoulder with one of his legs on the
back of her chair, the whole time we
visited drinking coffee and laughing
at our kitchen table.

When she left I was happy and felt
more confident about my work.  Her
visit was like a breath of fresh air.
It made me feel so joyous today
drawing her and remembering that
evening.

Have a welcoming-upbeat-guests day.

2 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

It really is a boost isn't it when someone makes a point of coming out to see you and your work. We all need that once in a while! Lovely sketch

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Big time. I wish I could come and see your work more often. I love how you paint!

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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!