Friday, September 27, 2019

Focusing on the environment -- we need action now.

The ocean series
Wonder Water Image paintings #1, #2, #3
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2014 
Water Image paintings #2, #3, #1
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2010 Each painting is 30 x 30 inches

My portrait focus started to include the ocean and the environment in
2010.  I knew we had to save the ocean, and wanted to make a room of
people in front of their favourite ocean scenes, that could link together
horizontally by a band of colour representing the sand in the various

Today people from all over
greater Toronto and beyond
came out to make their presence matter. 
Current estimates put the crowd at 30,000/

The march begins.
Protesters worried about
climate change start their march.
So today joining the Climate Strike March at Queen's Park felt like the
least I could do.  I feel so powerfully for the young people who are
so worried about the future of the planet.  And I am proud of them
for working on waking up the rest of the population.  I fervently 
hope it works.  

Thank you to Faye and Eric Jordan who helped me navigate both
the subway and the crowds.  My knee chose this morning to act
up and hurt like hell.  But my husband, Steven urged me to go
and witness this amazing event, and I'm glad I was there.  I didn't do
the full march, but I did what I could do.

We were urged to ask our supporters (you out there) to sign on
to Freegrassy: Grassy Narrows Solidarity on Facebook to urge
the government to fund special healthcare facilities for
the people of Grassy Narrows who were exposed to lethal
levels of mercury poisoning and have not recovered.  That was
one of many topics for the day.

Have a caring about the environment day.

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A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!