Tuesday, March 13, 2018

#6 The infinite joy of friendship

Through the fields (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
Number 6 in 18 influences is my wonderful friends. We are more
like an 8, than #6,  like a Möbius strip, looping around and back
on itself.  That is friendship, and the gift to my art, in this month
and every month from my friends here in the city, across this country,
and across the world is unmeasurable. But like the Möbius strip we're
a giving and getting continuous loop of joy, happiness, ideas, kindness,
comfort, humour, and love.

I spent part of today with wonderful friends who've met for coffee
every Tuesday when they aren't working for more than 20 years.
And we all met when our children were going to an alternative school
in the public school across the street from my house.  These are my
support.  They come to my shows, help me when I need it, care about
what is happening in my family, and I care about them and their lives,
the highs and lows.

Being with them inspired me to start painting today, and then
I had lovely conversations with two of the artists whose work
I admire.  It was an inspiring day.

Thank you to all of my friends.  You matter to me more than
you will ever know.

Have a loving your friends day.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!