The Blue Sweater (detail)
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir © 2005
No time to paint today, doing the other work artists need to do --
organizing, writing letters, getting it done. But on this International
Women's Day weekend, I have been thinking a lot about my
sisters all over the world -- the women I care about, who support
me and encourage me, and about all women. Then I thought about
my real sister, the one who grew up under the same roof as I did, who
understands so much about me even if I don't say a thing.
I posted this portrait I did of her 14 years ago, because I am thinking
of her. She has taught me so much, and probably is the main reason
for whatever mental health I can claim. She is a psychologist, and
when I was going through hard changes after having my first child,
I got therapy from her psychologist partner. That therapy transformed
my life, and made me aware of how important it is to pay attention
to our brains, and our way of living.
My sister has been a loving force in my life, and I hope that I am one in
her life too. She lives a long way away in California, and our sisterhood
Have an enjoying your sisterhood day.