Friday, October 25, 2019

Wild nostalgia, the blog has the answer

After Breakfast
Black marker on bond paper
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
I spent a good part of the day drawing.  First from a photo
by my father that was very touching of a little girl in
profile, with very dramatic light.  I was almost finished
when I looked at it and realized it absolutely wasn't

Then I worked on a drawing of an artist friend of mine
who lives in Chicago, and after about an hour thought --
you know what this isn't going to do it either.

What gives?  No idea. Huge end of week fatigue for sure.
Lots of obligations, I don't know.  Flipping through my blog
for an image for you I found the one above.  And I found
the message that joy is the easiest choice.  Thank you my
blog, and my normally upbeat self.  Joy is the best choice
if you can choose it, and so much of this day was wonderful,
that that made sense.

So the drawing tonight fits Inktober, though it's about six
years old.  And it's of one of my favourite meals ever --
breakfast in the hotel.  This image is of the table after the
meal -- but that delighted, happy vibe is there.

Have a choosing to have a joyous day.

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