Friday, May 31, 2019

The people who keep you going

Black marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Tonight I'm showing a sketch I did years ago of my friend
Flora Doehler, probably from Skype, which was my thing back
at the start of Skype (Skype sketching and painting). In the
Month of Good Cheer, it's important to acknowledge
people who make you happy.

Flora is a great friend, and one of the kinds of people an
artist needs to keep going in this artistic life.  Before I
ever started blogging Flora wanted to open up a blog for
me.  I was shocked and horrified at the idea, and months
later started the process with my son Christopher's help.
More than 2,000 posts later, so much has happened.

It is too bad that Flora lives in Nova Scotia (for me, not
for her, she is very happy), and I only get to see her once
a year for a couple of days when we visit.  But when we
do see her and her husband Larry, what a wonderful time
we have.

This whole series of pansy paintings I did this month was
inspired by Flora turning me on to the joys of acrylic
ink last summer.  And wow is it fun!

I sat for a few minutes tonight trying to sketch my friend
Marcia while she sketched me. My sketch didn't turn out
well enough to show you here, so please accept this sketch
of Flora, and to my friend Marcia, an amazing artist, I say
let's do that again another time, but maybe with one of us posing
at a time! LOL.

Have a loving your friends day.

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