Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2001 -- a blog Odyssey

Magic Moonlight
Acrylic and acrylic ink on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018

Yes!  This is my 2001 blog!  I am ridiculously excited to tell
you that!  Why?  Because my blog has brought me every wonderful
thing in my artistic life.  I am not exaggerating.  This blog
helped me meet amazing people from all over the world.  It got
the attention of Howard Wolinsky the then Skype blogger from Chicago,
back in 2009 when Skype was huge!  And Howard's YouTube piece
got me a spot on the Oprah Winfrey show talking to Oprah on Skype.
Amazing!  Yes!

But that connection and all of the media exposure that followed
attracted the attention of the Florence Biennale, and I was
invited to participate, and have exhibited in the Biennale in Florence,
Italy twice.  What else? My gallery in New York City where I've
shown many times, and two exhibitions in the Louvre in Paris!

But most of all this blog helped me meet and learn from artists all
over the world.  It helped me get into the International Water for Life show
that will be on view in Niagara Falls at the Niagara Falls History
Museum until September 9.  I now have artist friends who help me,
 and care about my work, in Europe, in the United States, and across Canada.
These amazing people make me so happy to be part of their communities.

The painting tonight is a simple landscape from memory of
seeing spectacular moonlit nights in Nova Scotia.  I have just returned.
Nova Scotia is one of my soul's homes for sure.  I love the people and the
landscape so much.

Have an enjoying your own story day.


Verna Vogel said...

Beautiful and evocative ! Feels like I'm standing in that landscape under the stars, hearing the soft swish if the water... Yes, it's obvious this place is in your soul. Thank you for sharing.


Louise Cloutier said...

Hmmmm, if ever it was a question in one’s mind, to blog or not to blog, this commentary would certainly help with the decision making process. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Thank you so much. And this little painting is sold. Yes it is in my soul. I wish I'd had more time there.
Walking on the beach I thought exactly that. This beach is in my blood and my bones, and my soul.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Louise,

I so love your work. I was very inspired by you. Blogs are a great way of connecting, especially with
other artists. You can say more. I think that's why they work so well.


Portrait Artist

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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!