Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A love of reading -- on the 22nd day of the Month of Love

The best story
Black marker on Fringe drawing paper
9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
(I was inspired by a post by Danny Gregory
today.  I loved how he began his drawing
with an outline of an entire tea cup
and saucer, and then just kept going.)
Tonight I was looking for a photo of my mother
reading to me and my brother at bedtime, but
couldn't find it.  I did find a photo (probably
styled by my photographer father) of my brother
and me reading a book together.  You can't see
the book, but our intensely focused faces say it all.

That nightly practice in my family has left me
with a love of reading, that is almost all
consuming.  I have to stop myself from reading
full time, but I do still read before bed every
night, and I thank my parents, especially my
mother for that practice, now in the month of love.

My drawing tonight is half the picture -- just me
looking down at the book my brother and I were
reading.  If I have time tomorrow, I'll add
my brother in.

Have a reading-when-the-mood-strikes-you day.


Verna Vogel said...

Hi Barbara,

Just want to let you know that I am loving your month of love posts! Reading, yeah, so good hey. Access to a great ocean of ideas, worlds in books. I love reading too.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Thank you. So excited for you about being in a show with like minded people.
The best feeling! No wonder you and I connected eh? I love that
video with the sun coming up, you made me so happy.


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