Thursday, August 1, 2019

Might as well face it I'm addicted to love.

The King's Breakfast 
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
Last night of my second intensive class of the summer,
and I knew I would be tired after our big event night.
I am, and it was sooo good.  My students rocked!

The title is true, I am addicted to love -- the love I get
through my blog. Tonight I share a food painting that I
really like. It's brightening my kitchen wall now, but
would be overjoyed to be on yours.

Vacation time is coming up, and I hope I'll be eating
breakfasts like this while luxuriating in my hotel room.
I think room service breakfast has to be on the list
of one of the most sensual pleasures a couple can share.

You greet the servers who kindly ignore your unfashionable
sleep outfits.  Then you sit down at a table set by experts.
If you're lucky you have a magnificent view of the day
before you.  But it works even in a New York hotel
looking out at other high-rises, and down at a sea
of yellow taxis.

You drink endless cups of coffee, and then if there are
no serious demands on your day -- go back to bed with
your books and each other, and smile the happiest
smiles any couple can share.

Have a dreaming of the perfect vacation day.


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara, this is one of my favourite paintings of yours. Love your description of enjoying room service breakfast! Have a wonderful Summer holiday! Hugs, Liza

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Liza. It's one of mine too. Thank you I will have a wonderful summer
holiday! I hope you are having a great summer. I so love your paintings.


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara, I used to get email notifications when someone replied to a comment of mine but for some unknown reason that doesn’t happen any more. That’s why I have only found your reply now. So sorry! I am enjoying this summer a lot as we visited Berlin for two weeks, staying in a friend‘s beautiful apartment and meeting up with several old friends of mine which was wonderful. Now my son Cosmo is staying with us for a couple of weeks which is always a treat! As both our sons live in Vietnam, so far away, we don’t often get to spend time with them. Actually only every 2-3 years...terrible. I haven’t been getting much painting done lately but you can’t have it all.
Lots of love, Liza

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you so much. I think it's notifications on whatever you're using. You turn it on and then it alerts you. I think Cosmo is the son I met when you came to our house. Such a sweetie. So glad you're having some time with him. That is very hard having your children so far away. Mine are both really close in Toronto. I'd love to visit Berlin sometime. And everyone needs a break from painting from time to time. This Internet culture puts a lot of pressure on us to perform. Which is crazy in a way, but in another way I guess it keeps us producing. I would so love to see you!


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