Friday, March 1, 2019

March -- the month of change -- and Spring!

Detail (Work in Progress)
24 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
All of us know that March is named after Mars,
the Roman God of War.  But somehow after the Month
of Love, that just wasn't good enough for me.  Surely
we've had more than enough war, and we really need
the love to continue.

A friend of mine today said she has no desire to
rush through winter -- she's well aware that life is too
short to miss months of her life. Super point.

I love this quote I found about March from Ben Okri
in an article in the Guardian Magazine in 2011 called What
the Months of the Year Mean to Me"March is a month of
magic and mutability. Its presiding deity is change. True
 magic is not pulling rabbits out of hats; it is the trans­formation
 of things. In March, seeds are transformed into plants. The earth 
breeds ­inwardly. Dark days have passed; the earth shows 
its new face to the cosmos. The shape of the year is 
being prepared."

Change is inevitable I know, but Spring is the change we
welcome.  I've decided that March for me will be about
 flourishing exuberance in every area of my life.  I will be
loving to my family and friends -- as always, joyous in my
artistic life, and inspiring to my students.  Look out world
--we're going to have some fun!  (More fun!)

Have a rejoicing in change day!

1 comment:

Verna Vogel said...

Most changes feel like war on some level, I think. I prefer to focus on the "change" part too :)

I love this painting. You have probably worked on it some since you posted it here, but I wonder, have you ever thought of taking your photos of ... underpaintings? unfinished work? paintings that are at that deliciously beautiful but yet unresolved-for-you stage? .... and making a series of prints, maybe postcards or some such?

I have felt several times on seeing images of your work-in-progress, that it is great just the way it is, don't change it! *laughs* Here again is one.


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