Friday, March 3, 2017

Taking a break and dreaming of Florence


Dreaming of Florence
Charcoal on bond paper
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir ©

Barbara Muir © 
Our winter which has been kind and reasonable
took a plunge into the super cold weather we
normally expect in January and February, but
have been sweetly seduced out of expecting
this year.

We were having some work done on our
kitchen today, the ceiling painted, which is a good
excuse to edit things on the high shelves, and
a good excuse to escape into thoughts of where
it would be nice to be.  I do love Florence,
and found this drawing I did of one of my
favourite models after returning from the
Florence Biennale in 2009.

Such sights we saw.  Like an opera singer
standing all alone in the middle of a piazza
at night singing with no one around.  She was
in a beautiful dress, and we heard her when
we were around the corner and down a narrow
side street.  She was magnificent.

Have a dreaming and planning day.

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