Monday, February 5, 2018

The widening circle of Love -- family

The Maharani's Great Granddaughter with 
her Great Granddaughter
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016
(my mother-in-law with her great
granddaughter -- Alice)
On this the fifth day of the month of love I'd love to celebrate
my whole family.  That might take more than one post.  The
newest member of our family is my son Christopher and Megan's
daughter, Alice -- who has just turned 2.  She is like a miracle in our lives.
Adorable and smart and insistent on funny already.  That seems
to be a job I perform willingly for her, and am amazed at how
long in her short life one joke can still have impact and get
us both laughing.
Please don't go
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2008
(My nephew Jon and his wife Kathryn)
I wish I had access to paintings of all of my wider family,
and maybe that's a task for another day -- trying to find them
all in the month of love.

Baby it's you
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2008
(My niece Jemma and her daughter,
Today was a spectacularly beautiful day, and I started my Valentine's
Day painting -- a tradition in recent years. I felt inspired.  Here's
the thing about February -- it passes in a flash.  Look at this we're
already at Day 5.  So I better get going on that right?  Okay I will.
The heart is one of my favourite forms.  I love it. I don't think we can
possibly send too much love out into the world.
Woman with her cats
Acrylic on canvas with gold leaf
36 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2008
(My cousin Patricia commissioned this
painting.  One of my favourites.) 
So I am incredibly grateful to my entire family for being loving, kind,
funny and supportive.  I love all of you, and I hope you know it.

Have a loving your whole family day.


Marilyn Flanegan said...

Barbara, your love series is pure joy!

Marilyn Flanegan said...

You are blessed with an extended family, Barbara. How grateful they must be that you celebrate this love through art!
Hugs to you and yours,

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