Monday, January 26, 2015

The magic of drawing and More from the dresser


 Happiness framed
Black marker on moleskine paper
4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
(I may work on this a bit more
tomorrow)

The little silver frame in the drawing here
has always been a favorite.  But until I
sat down to draw it today I didn't know
why it is so perfect.  I never noticed
that it was surrounded with ribbons
connecting a ring of cornucopias (ae).
Drawing is a gift because it opens
our eyes to what is right there.

As symbols of the abundant life the
horns of plenty couldn't be more perfect
to frame the first person who taught me to be
a mother.  The fun we've had as a
family, with two wonderful sons, and
now a daughter-in-law has been
abundant indeed.

Have an enjoying-the-magic-of-drawing day.

2 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

that is true about drawing how it makes you notice things you wouldn't see otherwise.
sorry about my epic fail with the whole 3in5 challenge thing. i appreciated the nomination anyhow.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. There is no way to "fail" at the Facebook art challenge. I couldn't do it for two weeks after I was asked. There is no deadline. There's no correct order, and I know your Facebook friends would love to see your work in a different forum whenever you feel like putting it on.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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!