Friday, August 19, 2016
The rarest thing in life and in art -- humour
When my children were small I left every teacher's
conference upset because the complaints about
my lovely sons never varied -- "all they care about is
being funny!" I have to add that the teachers were wonderful
-- most are still friends to this day -- long after both of my
children have grown up. But then the boys were disruptive,
giggly, funny, trouble, funny and funny. And I knew I was to
I would walk across the street to my house wanting
to cry, but of course the people inside that house
had one major goal -- and that was to laugh and to
It has always been a problem in the wide world.
This overwhelming urge to have fun. So imagine my
delight in finding the curator Daniel Anaka, who although
deeply serious has a wickedly funny side.
The first ad for a show I am in in September here in
Toronto, is a joke meant to bug me.
The second ad is the real one, but I do appreciate the
cat. Why he didn't use one of my cat paintings -- I
and two small landscapes. And it will be fun!
Have an enjoying yourself day!
- Barbara Muir
- 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: email@example.com
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!