Monday, February 2, 2015

200,000 Plus! Thank you!

 After Breakfast -- More Coffee?
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
Dear friends in the blog world,
and the wide world,
the other day my blog reached
200,000 hits.  That is mind blowing.

Here are 5 things blogging has taught me:

1. There is a community of like-minded
artists out in the wide, wide world, and
I am  super blessed to know them.

2.  When you care about the work other
people create, they will care about yours.

3.  The Internet is an incredible gift for
artists, in terms of joining a world wide
neighbourhood, sharing techniques, selling art,
gallery info, and appreciating one another.

4. Pay attention to the marketing tips
of Alyson Stanfield.  She has been a
great friend and official and unofficial

5. Say thank you to everyone who helps you.
And to that end.

6.  Thank you everyone! 

who shares their own work, comments on
my blog,  buys my work, displays my
work in their galleries and who
comes by and notices what I'm trying to do
 -- you make my day! ;-)

Have a thanking-your-friends day


Catherine Jeffrey said...

Congratulations and well deserved! And Thank You for being one of the many incredibly supportive artists out there and for your kind comments on my blog. You are the best!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Catherine. I so love what you've been doing lately. It's like a love song to the Toronto I've spent so much time in. You are for sure the best too! ;-)


cohen labelle said...

Visiting your blog is like a visit to the sunny side of the street - sun and laughter. I love the drawing and yes, I'll have another cup of coffee, thank you!


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Marcia. Coffee, and then -- hey where did I leave my novel?
I don't know if you can tell that this breakfast was about the oatmeal! Not an egg, or fry in sight.


Laurel Daniel said...

200,000! That is fantastic!!! Thank YOU for all the love and color you bring to the blogosphere! XOXO

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thank YOU for all of your beautiful inspiration. I can run a slide show in my head of your gorgeous work. Hey! I think I should do a portrait of you! Uh Huh! Something to think about for 2015.


Alyson Stanfield said...

Barbara: I am always humbled by your warmth and support. I am so happy to know I can play a small role in your art career.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Alyson,

You are way too kind. The truth is that even when you don't know it, you've played a huge role in my art career. I know I have a long way to go to get it as together as you could teach me to be. But I think of you almost every day, and everything I've done to help get the work out has been helped by your terrific advice.


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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:
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!