Thursday, July 5, 2018

In charge -- the feeling of knowing you're there

River Run (work in progress)
Acrylic on birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018

What do I mean?  What a great day I've had today -- powered
 by the connection with you.  Just getting back to blogging
made it seem like anything was possible.  Okay yes within reason.
I decided to do what I've done for a long time -- work on
painting whenever I can.

And I began thinking about the pieces I've begun and need
to finish.  Here's a little 5 x 7 inch painting I'm having fun with.
But every part of today was smoother, more creative, more
logical, and happier -- and I know it's the connection with the
wider painting world -- you.

I'm reading an article on Eudaemonic well-being -- Eudaemonic 
well-being, inequality, and health: Recent findings and future 
directions by Carol D. Ryff. Basically it's about happiness --
a subject that fascinates me.  Apparently blogging and connecting
to the artistic world I love is part of what makes me happy.

Have a doing what you love day.


verna vogel said...

I'm so happy that you are feeling so well!!! That was such a long haul for you with a broken arm, and a lot of other things happening besides. Your painting is absolutely lovely. Painting whenever you can is so so so good, love that you are able to.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Sorry for taking so long. I really meant to be blogging on a regular basis again,
but have been designing a course that took a lot of work, and a lot of
research, and just haven't done much else for a month. Back at it again (painting)
in a week when this is finished. It has been amazing and worthwhile, and
I've loved it. I so love your work.


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