Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
all renewing ourselves every minute of every day.
Our physical bodies renew, and it seems to me
our inner life, souls, and intelligence, renew,
refine, improve and expand every day too.
I'm posting this self-portrait I painted 10 years
ago -- perhaps for a David Lobenberg contest.
Thinking about what to post tonight, after working
on a small drawing I couldn't complete on time
for you, I thought bam -- that portrait over my
husband's desk. It says exactly how I feel.
Tonight I felt completely happy and content, having
immersed myself this weekend in art
shows -- the Heliconian exhibition I wrote up
yesterday, the York Artist Guild show in the
Unitarian Church that I visited just after noon
today to see the work of friend, Cheralea
Gilbert, and then the Art Gallery of Ontario
this afternoon -- very briefly, but enough to
be ever more excited about art.
In the swift changes of a decade, I'm sure
my outer aspect is not at all the same as
this, but here's the thing. The past ten
years, like the past day, have been the best
years of my life without a doubt. I have had
more fun, met more wonderful people, traveled
to more gorgeous places, and exhibited and
sold more work than ever before in my life.
So I'll let the former me's obvious joy say it all.
And I thank you for this magnificent ride we've
all been on.
Have a wonderful first day of the week,
and first day of a week of Fresh Starts.