Charcoal on Moleskine paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
How wonderful it was to have my family
together for our St. Patrick's Day dinner
tonight (two days early, but we had
to fit everyone's schedules). The house
was quickly switched from Valentine hearts
to shamrock decorations, and we enjoyed
a lovely meal together.
I missed my mother who we used to
call on St. Patrick's Day so she could
sing,"When Irish eyes are smiling," to
us. I've been thinking about the power of
image. When I look at a photo or a painting
does it feel like the person is present?
This little drawing is loosely based
on a photo by my father of my mother
sewing. The Irish side of my mother's
family was actually French. Complicated.
Have a loving-your-family day.