Monday, September 16, 2019

Super day -- great class and talking to artists

Self portrait 
(person in progress! :-)
graphite on Pentalic paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
I'm a fairly sunny type.  I want to be positive -- work at
it, enjoy life -- and that's not always easy when it feels
like the world, the planet is in big trouble.  Today was
one of those perfect days that make life worthwhile,
vibrant and whole.  I had a lovely walk with a good friend
and her dog (reasonable on leash -- a big plus).

That checked off my minimal exercise quota, and set me
off in a happy mood.  Papers edited, printing done,
coffee made for class in the wonderful mug sent by
Oprah's staff with her name on it that I use to make
coffee for Monday night's class. I pour the brew into
a thermos from the huge Oprah mug. Coffee keeps me
"on" for class. And my new class is funny, brainy.
So much fun.

Then late tonight I got a chance to talk to one of
my favourite artists, and we laughed until I came
to write to you.  Isn't that the best?  Laughing with
friends.  I love it.

Here's a little self-portrait I started.  I could go
further, or turn the page and start another one.  I
dedicate this one to my students who always see my
two pairs of glasses (one for close, one for far), and
give me infinite vision advice.  Which is fair.  I give
them infinite vision advice in a different way.  True
sometimes I have both pairs on at once -- like this.
Happy Monday, and have a wonderful week.

Have a starting off in the right frame of mind day. 

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at:
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!