Saturday, November 23, 2019

The search for art

Tulips unwrapped
watercolour on Arches watercolour paper
10 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © first run 2010
Improved 2019
"Here's the thing."  I have a dear friend who used to be my
boss who says that all the time.  When you're getting
work ready to travel, and completing projects, and you
still want to blog -- what do you do?

I start searching.  My goal for this year was to blog
300 times.  Done it!  But I guess it's not enough.  The
compulsion is there to reach out to you and say something.
I found this sketch from 9 years ago, and amped it up
a bit tonight with acrylic ink.  I am eternally grateful
to Flora Doehler for among other things teaching me
about acrylic ink.  The stuff is amazing! A perfect
happy ending to a wonderful day.

We went to a huge mall today to try and get a winter coat
for my husband, and boots that don't hurt for me. We
achieved that goal, and ate dinner in the mall dining area.
I found the visit so moving.  Not because of shopping,
which feels tedious, and in some ways impossible when
you don't find exactly what you're looking for.  But this
mall is a gathering place for people from all over the city.
It feels culturally rich, because everybody is there.
Everything Toronto is about -- being one community -- is reflected
in that incredibly busy shopping experience.  So wonderful.

Now it is time to wrap up the night, and wish you a very happy Sunday.

Have a loving your city 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!