Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, Monday -- Up and at it, painting is change

Lemons at the dinner party (Work in progress)
Acrylic on cradled Birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

Last month was the Month of Love.  We had a wonderful
time.  This month is all about change.  Like me most of us wake
up Monday morning thinking about what we "have to" do.
But what about what we "get to" do.  Every time I hear myself
chanting a list of "have to's" I try to switch to "get to."

If I am concentrating on change this month, I want to
notice what stops me, what holds me back, + Plus, and
most especially what fires me, gets me moving, makes
me want to paint, write in my blog, plan for something
special in the art world.  One activity I do that makes
me very happy is teaching.  Right now I teach a pretty
straightforward and creative writing course on Monday nights.
Tonight was that night.

What I love about teaching is the new ideas generated
in a class.  In a great class on any topic -- art, writing,
drama, math -- people share ideas, get inspired, form
lasting friendships, and leave the class with new ideas.
What's not to love?

Have a welcoming change day.


cohen labelle said...

Super, gorgeous painting, Barbara Muir!!!
Xo, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Wow! Thank you so much Marcia. You know how much I love
your work! Big time. Happy Month of Change.


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