Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day -- I love my country!

Dear friends,

Today is Canada Day.  The weather is doing what it does
best here, having trouble deciding.  It rains like crazy,
then apologizes (Canadians are noted for being apologetic),
says it's sorry, and bright sunlight fills the day with
sparkling beauty, then more rain, and more sunshine.

In that way the day itself is like a love affair -- one minute
all is well, and the next you get a bit wet.  But I feel
filled with pride at this crazy country, populated with so
many kind, talented funny people.  So I'm including
some of the paintings I've done in the past year of this
great land. The left and right are Nova Scotia, and the center
picture is our own street, looking over the schoolyard.

Whether it will keep raining and prevent the fireworks
we traditionally go and see, where people all gather on
the beach, and then clap when the fireworks are over, or
not is anyone's guess.  But fireworks or not.  I love
this place.

Have a happy, peaceful, joyous Canada Day wherever you are.


Steven said...

Me too. Fellow Canadian, eh.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Steven, it's a good time to be Canadian isn't it.


Verna Vogel said...

Your work is so beautiful - it's nice to know amazing Canadian artists like you!


Linda said...

You have a lovely blog and I admire and appreciate your talent. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Thank you so much. Your work gets inside my head. Today stopped in traffic beside a TTC bus I was looking at the patterns, and the wonderful way the red of the stripe interacted with the huge black circle of the wheel. It was a slow day, I got to contemplate the pattern on the grid over a vent no doubt. And my mantra was, "pleasure everywhere", which for an artist can be true.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linda,

I went to your blog and watched the kitten climb into the puppy's
cage. So cute! Thank you for your kind comment. Warm greetings from
Toronto, Canada. :-)


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