Friday, January 20, 2017

Hot topics -- warm day

Flowers for Friday
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir ©
This painting is a gift from the universe
to me.  I was trying to get another painting down from a
high shelf and this one dropped into my hands.
The title is perfect.

We needed extra cheer today, for reasons I won't go
into, on both the private and the world scale.
But in fact today what impressed me was the talk
I had with out herbalist/acupuncture fellow about
big Pharma -- something we are learning more and more
about in a series of documentaries we're watching.
And big Pharma is making it difficult for alternative
healers to get the medicines they've long relied on
to heal people like me.

I sat in my acupuncturist's waiting room talking about
some of the medicines he's given me over the years --
some of which brought me back from the brink of
death. When I got a supervirus years ago -- and my
doctor told my husband I was dying and there was
nothing she could do, my alternative medicine
healer saved my life.  And the new doctor I got at
that time agreed that he had.
View from the waiting room
black marker and acrylic marker
 on Moleskine paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

But I looked out the window I've looked out so many
times and started drawing as he talked.  And I did
not have my glasses.  So I've straightened the drawing
a bit.   I am grateful for alternative healers, for doctors
who understand the importance of alternatives, for the
 painting, and for all of the people marching
around the world, for women's rights, for equality,
for the environment.  We are holding hands across
the planet.

Have a greeting-the-world-with-hope day.

2 comments:

Laura Hickey said...

I really love this painting and moved by your post Barbara.Big hugs to you and Steven, love Laura

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laura,

You are wonderful. Let's talk soon!

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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!