Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Seven Year Blogging Anniversary -- The Luckiest Woman Alive

 Some of my art from 2008 -- The painting
in the upper left corner is a Skype Portrait.
Working on Skype Paintings got me on
Oprah the next year.  Blogs can do that.

Wow!  My seven year blogging anniversary is
today.  And what a magical seven years it's been.

Thank you to all of you, who have made me want
to come and write, made me work on painting,
and taught me endless lessons on how to paint,
what to paint, where to show,  what to charge.

Thanks to Flora Doehler who would have had me
blogging 6 months before I began, if I wanted to --
but at the time I didn't get the point!  Funny!
Thanks to Norene Smiley, for having a show,
and blogging about it, so I had to have a blog to
respond. And thanks to Howard Wolinsky for finding
my first Skype sketch, and interviewing me on YouTube.

Today I'm posting a few pieces of the art I produced in
2008, my first year of blogging -- it was a great one --
filled with promise, and my dreams have more than
come true. Thank you.

Thanks to all of my friends, to my collectors, and
galleries for liking my work, and believing in me,
and supporting me in this joyous work.

And thanks to my family for putting up with a
sometimes late night blogger.  What a marvellous
ride.  Hang on, we're going places!  All of us!

Have a celebrating-your-special-days day!


Laurel Daniel said...

Congratulations on seven years and so many, many accomplishments! You are incredible and inspirational! XOXO

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thank you so much. You are a sweetheart and I continuously stand in awe of your work, and your
accomplishments! So lovely to know
you and to know your wonderful work
for these years.


Flora Doehler said...

I am glad that you are such a faithful blogger, friend and artist and I applaud you Barbara!

Barbara Muir said...

Hey Flora,

And I applaud you, for being a great artist, faithful blogger, super helper to artists like me, upstanding member of your own artistic community. Bravo Flora!

Thanks for getting me into this world.


Portrait Artist

My photo
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!