Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Anniversary Steven My Love

The two of us in Quebec City
watercolour and marker on
watercolour paper
9 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

Today is our wedding anniversary, and I just want to
thank my wonderful husband for the sweet life we
have together.  I am one lucky woman. I love you

A couple of days ago a friend on Facebook posted a
piece about treating each day as your last, and got
me thinking about the opposite, treating each day
as your first!  Eh?  Not a bad idea.  I've been doing
that ever since and enjoying every day so much.

 I wake up in the morning and think -- this is my
first day on the planet, and okay I'm a grown woman.
But wow I'm married to a gorgeous man, who loves
me.  I have a super family -- two wonderful sons,
a daughter-in-law I love, my son's girlfriend, who I
love, and baby Alice who visited today who I love.

Everything in my life seems fantastic -- almost magical
viewed this way.  And of course that is how artists see
all the time -- in some ways. We are quite often high on life,
but this idea takes it to a new level.  Wonder at everything.
And back to this day.  What a treat it is to love someone
with all of your heart, and to be loved back equally.
A miracle. I am so grateful that that's been my reality.

I have been absent from the blog because I agreed to teach
a 7 week course a couple of evenings a week, but it took up
 all of my time.  Don't worry I am coming back.  I had a
wonderful time teaching, and learned a lot.

Meanwhile -- this is our anniversary, so I'm posting a
portrait I did a few years ago of the two of us.  It doesn't
look like us really, but the mood is there.

Have an enjoying-your-life-as-though-it's-brand-new day.


verna vogel said...

What a great way to look at life: as if every day is the first day!! Yes, we are so fortunate to love and be loved - and to have friends who inspire us, online and in person. You are definitely one of those. And I LOVE the portrait of you & Steven!


Wendy Barrett said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Steven Barbara! May there be many more to come!
What a lovely, optimistic joyful person you are, your post has brought a smile to my face.
I love the breezy sketch of the two of you - gorgeous!xxxx

Liza Hirst said...

Happy anniversary to you both! I can very well relate to this post as I feel the same and appreciate so much the luck I have. Your watercolour painting is very beautiful!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Thank you so much. You are one of those friends for me too. It has been an amazing day.
We took a rode trip to Ottawa and the whole way the clouds were beyond miraculous.
Tonight we had a delicious dinner then lucked into an amazing musician doing a glorious
concert on the street for free. The entire crowd joined in to sing with him and it was
both joyous and poignant.

I love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Wendy,

Thank you so much. I've missed you! Our evening with you in NYC was so terrific.
I did the watercolour sketch for our anniversary one year while Steven was out
biking, and it made me feel happy thinking about being together in Quebec City.
I look at your cards all the time, and your work gives me such pleasure.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you so much. It was so great to meet the two of you in person. Yes we are very lucky indeed.
It has been a superb day today (now yesterday), an anniversary to remember.
Friends like you who love life, and your family and the world make life worth
living. I love your paintings and I hope we'll get to see one another again


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