Quick sketch --A friend and her chicken
Acrylic, marker, and ballpoint pen on
4 x 3 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
(I am working on a larger piece and determined
to try and draw each day. I saw this photo
and had to try. This woman is one of the
reasons I stayed happy in 2019. She is brave,
an excellent artist, and so incredibly kind to
and fond of animals.)It wasn't that hard things didn't happen in 2019. It wasn't
that family members didn't get ill, or that I didn't. I had
pneumonia for 2 1/2 months in 2019. And I worried about
the planet as much as anyone else. But it was a great year anyway.
How is that possible? It's because of all the wonderful people
like you who are in my family, who are my friends, and who I teach.
Plus I was in six art shows, and that made me feel fantastic.
I am without a doubt blessed by having so many brilliant,
funny, creative, talented, generous, delightful people in
my life. I don't know how that happened. But I am so glad that it did.
So looking back from the standpoint of being in the third
day of the new year, in perfect health, with wonderful
possibilities out in front of me, I want to thank 2019,
and you for making my world a good one. Now let's
work on solving climate change. Let's stop racism,
sexism, ageism, hatred, and figure out a way to help
the countries going through fire, famine, and destruction.
Have a loving your life day.