Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Leave it!

Daffodil Selfie
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015

I couldn't decide whether or not to colour this little
drawing of daffodils on my bathroom shelf reflected
in the mirror.  And decided to leave it.  Perhaps
tomorrow I'll know.  Yes or no.

I guess training an artist (myself) is a little like
training a dog.  We need to learn to let things sit,
to go to bed (lie down), and leave it!  The next
day it will either matter to change it, or we'll be
on to bigger and better things.

So for now.  I'm going to leave it, and see
what tomorrow will bring. (Good girl!)

Have a learning-to-leave-it-day.


Nicki said...

I love you daffodil selfie. I love your line drawings. I love that you create and see beauty in so many things. You inspire me.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

You know the feeling is so mutual. I am knocked off my feet every time I see one of your paintings. So much power, no matter how large or small. Magnificent. Thank you so so much.


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