Dutch Tulip Field Dreams (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
Small inconveniences like a broken wrist are an opportunity
to learn something. For me it's that it will happen when it
happens. It takes it's time. I have been so lucky to have my
husband who's helped me with every household task I
can't do, and driven me to and from school for the
weeks that I've had a cast, because I can't carry anything.
And I've been so lucky to have friends who have driven
me places (I'm not driving yet), brought me dinner, and
flowers, and cheered me up with phone calls and visits
and tea. Plus I've kept painting, and blogging.
Here's a painting I'm working on inspired by the joyful news
that a friend of mine in the Netherlands, who has been
having a very hard time because of an injury, is feeling
happy and getting back to her normal vivacity. I went
to sleep the night after I heard this news, and dreamt of
a painting of tulip fields. It is totally abstract in the main
because I have never seen the actual fields, or been to the
Netherlands, but I would so love to go and see them.
It's not completely finished, but I feel happy with it so
far. Painting with a broken wrist in a cast has been a tricky
proposition -- but possible, and that was a very good thing
to discover. So let's all keep going.
Have a keeping it all going day.