Acrylic on cradled birch panel
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017It was a bit of a day I'd say for getting nervous,
tense, worried. I was thinking myself into dead
ends and corners on many fronts and then I
watched this little message from Oprah from a
few years ago -- and hey she hit the nail on
the head. (Click on her name to watch it).
So I just started painting, and kept on working on
my larger work, and on some smaller pieces.
I got the message, and thought. "You know what
girl -- if the painting needs more work -- it's a
painting and you can do it!"
Thank you to my wonderful friends, and major
wishes of good health and happiness to all
the friends who have boosted my art in the
last year, pumped me up, shown me the
lovely light that is always there to see.
Have a starting-to-relax day.
Dear Barbara -- I love the vast simplicity of the clouds, water and grass in your painting, a mirror for the vastness of our true self, as Oprah says. Her piece reminds me of the lines from William Stafford's poem, "You and Art":
Your exact errors make a music
that nobody hears.
Your straying feet find the great dance
And you live on a world where stumbling
always leads home.
Love - Mary Lou
You are so wonderful! What a super blog post. I like that Oprah clip a lot. I also like your painting a lot - that calm distant shoreline under the amassing clouds, and bright yellow foreground. Very apt.
Hope you are getting back into your balance, working on your beautiful paintings.
Oh Mary Lou,
How beautiful! And thank you. You are always inspiring. Sooner or later we
realize it either all works out, or it doesn't, and then it still really all works out --
in the larger scheme of things. Fingers crossed on that being true for the world.
Meanwhile I want to celebrate the beauty I see everywhere.
Thank you so much. Life has thrown us a few serious curve balls for sure, but yes, I am in a painting
groove, and it feels wonderful. Love, love, love your work.
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