Saturday, February 18, 2017

Nine years blogging my friends -- Thank you! What a ride!

Before the Dance
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2008
(One of the things I've learned in 9 
years is how to take better photos.
But this is the original painting I put on my first blog.)

I wrote my very first blog on February 18, 2008.  It's
hard to believe it's been that long -- the whole time
has been like the fast forward with the sound on in
my mind -- but what a time I've had.  I owe it all
to you -- my family, my blog artist friends, my 
collectors, curators -- a long list.  Today on Day
18 of the Month of Love, I love my blog, and the
magic it's brought into my life.

I was thinking about it today, when a character in
the novel I'm reading complained that she was 
supposed to be having the best decade of her life, 
and she wasn't. And I thought this has definitely 
been the best decade of my life -- or best nine years 
of my life. Although I think each decade was wonderful.

But in my art life this decade brought me the chance
to draw Oprah Winfrey on a live taping of her
show, the chance to show in New York City, year
after year, exhibitions in the Louvre and in Florence,
Italy.  Wow!  And most important of all I met you --
either here through the blog, or in art shows here and in 
other cities.  That has been the best, the most
wonderful experience of all -- connecting with 
other artists, and directors, and learning, learning
learning about this amazing artist's life.  Mine
has been truly wonderful, and I know the fun has
just begun. Thank you one million times over everyone.

Have a loving-your-anniversaries day.


Diane Hoeptner said...

Congratulations, Barbara! May you have 9+ more productive and amazing years!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Diane,

Thank you so much! If nothing happens to blogs I hope to have many decades
more of blogging. I absolutely love your work. You are just a superb artist.


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:
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!