Yield to the Lemon
(work in progress)
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017In the run around that is Wednesday for me right now,
the morning starts with a list which seems endless,
but is not. And once the many preparations, and
tidying, and getting back to people who've written me,
or phoned is over -- there is the lovely artist's question.
It is a complete and total gift, the opposite of the
frightening news of the day. "Now what? Given that I
will be teaching my one night a week class, "What might I do?"
An excellent, if somewhat awkwardly phrased question.
"Very little" is the answer, and that's fine too. I give this
raggedly tired artist, who made her way to teach through traffic
so thick it took 2 hours for a 25 minute trip, who stayed
upbeat anyway -- who arrived home after 10 p.m. for dinner,
and is still here with you -- permission to show what I did
on one of my paintings, and to go to bed.
Tomorrow is a new day my friends, and glory awaits.
Have a giving-yourself-permission-to-rest day.