Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015We've spent the past five days in Pugwash, Nova
Scotia in our little 100 year plus old school house.
You couldn't contrast our living conditions much
more here to Paris where we were in June, if you tried.
But what has our place in Pugwash got? I don't think
that's something many people would understand.
We have to bring our water from a tap at the beach,
it has an outhouse for a bathroom, and we have
The structure itself is the charming child's drawing
house shape -- which is my favorite. I am in love
with all the white clapboard houses here, many
originally exceptionally well built by shipbuilders
a century or more ago.
And what we do here is visit friends, eat lunch at
the Chatterbox café and in good weather go to the
beach. A bath involves the Degas women in the
bath technique. And I think the smile on my
sweet Steven's face tells you how worth it the long
drive has been to get here, and our lovely five days.
Steven at the beach in Pugwash, Nova ScotiaThere hasn't been much reliable computer time,
and hardly anytime for art. I drew this drawing
of me with just the ear of my cat Fiona coming
up over my face. It was International Dog Day
yesterday and I missed my dog and my cats. When
I think of home in Toronto, I think of my family,
friends and our animals, and I know I'll be happy
to be home there too.
Thank you to the Maritimes and our friends here
for a wonderful vacation!