In the kitchen
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir ©
Tonight I felt curious about what was going on on this day 11 years agowhen I started the blog. As it happens on July 6, 2008 I broke my
ankle walking my dog on the slick, newly watered grass on a hill in
our neighbourhood park. My dog at that time, Zoey, (she was a great
dog and died at almost 14 in 2013) pulled on the leash when she saw
another dog, and I fell off balance and landed on my ankle with a crunch.
The pain was through the roof.
I had started blogging, so I described my recovery. It blows me away
to this day to read about valiant Steven, my husband wheeling me in
a rented wheelchair over to the park so that we could take our routine
"walks" together. What a guy!
By July 10 -- four days after the accident I was determined to pick it
up and be positive. That is something I appreciate about the people
I admire, and who have been wonderful examples in my life. They
work on being positive.
And thinking about that time eleven years ago, how lucky I feel that
I was dancing in the kitchen today with the cats. Today we had the A.C. on
because it was super hot outside. And I felt jubilant every time I turned
away from the brilliant flowers and heat in the garden into the cool of
I'm showing a painting I did early on in my life as an acrylic painter. It
was probably 2004 or 5, before I started blogging. The model was
a wonderful woman, and she posed for me in our kitchen with her
coffee. My painting has changed so much since then. I can still feel
the watercolour influence in this one. But I love the expression and
Have an enjoying the Power of Being Positive day.