Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Bluebird of Love and its love story

Happy Valentine's Day from the Bluebird
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
Maybe you're having your Valentine's weekend celebrations
this weekend, and maybe not until next weekend.  In Canada
we've mixed next weekend all up with Family Day, which
is yes about love -- but more all of us together, than romantic
love.  We will celebrate locally on Valentine's Day, and then
perhaps head north to Ottawa, or Montreal where the true
romantics are.

This bird was inspired by the only time I ever saw a bluebird
in our local park.  Right after my mother died, my friend
Suzanne took me for a walk with her dog to try and get
me out and into beauty to comfort me.  And there sitting on a
branch was this beautiful bird.  It felt like a sign from my
mother who loved birds, and it flew right into my heart and
mind, and popped up on this card.

You may have already guessed that we are Valentine's Day
freaks over here in our house.  There are hearts up all over
the house all year.  I usually do a painting for my own cards,
and hand cards out to everyone I missed at Christmas.  This
year I haven't painted my Valentine bird yet -- but maybe I
will.  In the meantime buy some chocolates for the ones you
love, in Ajax just outside of Toronto where I live, sign up for
Georgia Fullerton's paint party, and all over the world, tell
people you love them.  You really can't say it enough, even
if they tell you you're overdoing it. Yes.  Go ahead and overdo
it.  Overdo love?  At the moment that's not one of the world's
biggest problems.

Have a  getting ready for Valentine's Day day

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