Thursday, June 20, 2019

The allure of reading -- and a timeless drawing

In the kitchen researching for the doctorate
Black marker on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
When I first did this drawing I was up to my ears in
teaching. This was a superbly busy working week
so it seems appropriate to put this drawing on the
blog.  Plus I love it.  It is of a girl named Julia,
who was actively working on her doctorate while
I drew her.  She was a neighbourhood girl who
helped me with all kinds of things in my home and
studio.  Brilliant and beautiful, Julia is now married
and has children.

I loved being around her.  She was quietly capable, and
clearly just trying to keep her genius on the quiet.  
We shared a love of cats, flowers and words.  

Now it is time for me to take off to bed.

Have an enjoying your busyness day.


laura said...

Lovely! Wish I had a Julia!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much! I'm happy that Julia is living a wonderful life, and I enjoyed every
minute I spent with her.


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