8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
The world is a serious place, and artists feel that at least
as much as everyone else. So what should we do? We
all started out in art playing. For me it was with Mrs.
Jordan when I was five, in kindergarten class in Ottawa.
Mrs. Jordan was super strict until it came to painting.
There she was a blast. I painted stories for her,
and she wrote them down on the back of the paintings
for my parents' amusement.
But one of the things that's helpful to an artist who is
backed into a corner by a work that insists on a
mysterious something, that the artist doesn't get right at
the moment, is to play!
Play with the cat, go for a walk, sing (yes even badly)
at the piano, or as I have here, draw something on your
iPad if you have one. So much fun. Brilliant colour.
You use your fingers. (I bought the one with the pencil,
and don't use it! Not as much fun!)
Have a remembering to play, day.