Friday, January 18, 2019

Amazing grace -- the pleasure of drawing

Me today
Black acrylic marker on drawing paper
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
(Danny Gregory explains that drawing
yourself is not narcissistic, it's 
practical -- you are a willing,
available model.)

Since my last post I have been a bit under the weather.  Wow!
Antibiotics, two home doctor visits, one office doctor visit and a really fun
chest X-ray, and the conclusion is -- Um.  You've been sick!

Me a few days ago
Black acrylic marker on Mead paper
7 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
But thanks to wonderful Danny Gregory's posts and blogs, I
have continued to draw.  Plus I kept painting (but some of
what I was working on needs revision. New vision? Ya.)  I put blogging
on my list today -- so here I am.

Oranges and lemons in a footed glass fruit bowl
Black acrylic marker on drawing paper
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

So tonight some drawings.  And I think I may be turning the
corner.  (Please) (Full energy back please).


The view from my bed
Black acrylic marker on bond paper
5.5 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

Have a doing what you love day!


Judi said...

Hi Barbara
I'm sorry to hear you have had such a bad case of being 'sick'. It sounds like you have had some good care from your doctor and meds and I am sure from your lovely hubby as well. Keep looking after yourself and feeing lifted with your wonderful drawings. Loved them. You will soon be back to your painting. Feel good! *hugs*.

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Judi. It's a mystery. Pain on breathing, no cough and lungs are clear. So
I bought a lot of extra strength aspirin, stomach coated, and intend to carry on.
Yes my lovely husband has been amazing. Thank you for the hugs. Same to you.
Miss you.


Verna Vogel said...

Hi Barbara,

I'm sorry to read that you've been sick. But I love your determination and the drawings you posted. I can really relate to that last one with all the "to-do"s.


Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Verna,

I think it's so thick in my neighbourhood that the visiting doctor had no time.
I am on the very slow mend. I don't have anything dramatic -- just paint breathing.
That is vastly improved. Which is good because two doctors did not tell me what
to do.

Hope you are having a great year so far. I do feel pumped about it, for no
practical reason!


Nicki said...

So sorry you have been ill. Hopefully you will be on the upswing soon. I have always loved your drawings and I am happy that you always find a way to squeeze them into the rhythm of your life.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much dear Nicki,

I am feeling much better. Your gorgeous paintings make me so happy, intrigued
delighted. Impossible to be anything but joyous looking at them!


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