For you today
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018Here's the hardest thing for artists -- no matter what their
stature is, or their income, or how many shows they've
been in, or where -- it's believing in their art.
But in some ways that's so simple. I tried to find a photo
today of my son Christopher painting outside with a huge
piece of paper tacked to a fence when he was two. And
my younger son, Sam, used every one of my materials,
and made fabulous art too as a little boy. So we know we're
artists when we're children -- but something -- a mean teacher,
lack of time, the constantly nagging inner critic frightens us.
After a year like the last one, with so many stars losing
their lives, it seems obvious that this is a short trip -- the
whole thing. And belief in self is a powerful fuel for
the journey. We need it.
I'm posting another iPad drawing. It's a holiday, and
I do feel like playing and celebrating spring.
Happy Whatever Holiday you Celebrate.