Friday, March 2, 2018

Stay active -- March is on the move!

Untitled (Work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
4 x 6 feet
Barbara Muir © 2018
Although March has 31 days it speeds you through to full
on spring.  Everybody who isn't already in love, starts falling in
love.  Birds start coming back to the park, and their
songs are beautiful beyond compare.  The mood is one
of solid expectation and joy.

Tonight I thought I'd give you a glimpse of the big one
I'm working on.  Plus you get to see my fancy artist's
sling -- a De Serres bag.  Hard to bother that fancy sling
if paint should start flying.

Casts and slings are not fun.  Let's not pretend, but life
still insists on joy, so it's all about learning. Just between
you and me.  I love the painting behind me. More
to come -- stay happy.  I am.  Thank you to Steven
van Schaik for lifting this huge heavy work for
me, and for helping me with everything.  He is
my left hand man (get it?).  You do!

Have a loving-what-you-do day!  


Verna Vogel said...

You made me laugh! Gorgeous painting, and so big!!! How cool is that. Cats and bags, oh yeah, I can imagine the challenge. Luckily, you have your left-hand man. :)


Susan Carlin said...

Wow! What a fantastic HUGE painting you're working on! No silly cast is going to keep you down. Just wanted to send my love and wish you a speedy mending of that wrist. XOXO

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

The best news ever is making you laugh! It is a big one -- 6 feet by 4 feet. Yes the plastic
bag sling replaces my soft scarf usual sling, which replaced the seriously uncomfortable
one I got at Emerg. So glad you like the painting. I do too. And I am more than
lucky to have my left hand man! True.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Susan,

It is a big one, but holy mackerel you've done 30 -- and each one different in one month! I
am so impressed. No I can't let the cast keep me down. I am so inspired by you and my
other artist friends. It's March, and life marches on! Thanks so much for your kind


Nicki said...

Oh Barbara, that painting looks amazing! And I had to giggle when I saw your sling! You always find joy in the most unpleasant of life's moments. You are wonderful and so is your painting.

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Nicki,

You are so wonderful! I so love your paintings. I try that's for sure. I read
a thing about resilience today and it talked about humour, and a positive
outlook helping with resilience. So I try to go in that direction.


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