Saturday, January 11, 2020

The pleasure of your company

 This was the painting I used for the 
Happy Art Award.
Back when I created this award people were 
giving each other awards on blogs,
so I created my own. I now follow 294
people on Instagram, mostly artists,
so it would be quite a task to name each of
them and describe their work.  Let's make
it more general, and just as important.
All of you get the Happy Art Award because
you make me happy, and here's the link to
the original blog about it.
Breakfast at the Skylight Diner, NYC
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014

I'm trying to write my blogs earlier in the day because
I seem to be getting to bed almost when the sun (if we
have any) comes up, and one of the reasons is that
I've been writing my blog at the end of the "day", when
I also have a few domestic chores to finish before
I can go to bed.  So -- it is a grey day here, with
freezing rain projected and I am hoping to work on
some art projects all day.

People who aren't from Canada want to know how we
feel about Meghan and Harry moving to Canada.  I
think -- come on over! I hear they're planning to settle
in Vancouver, and I imagine what appeals to them is
the fact that Canadians will probably leave them alone
to live their lives. I hope that's true.

I want to thank you again.  I can't thank you enough
for reading my blog, and commenting over the years.
It is wonderful to live in a small house in Toronto,
Canada with a sweet husband, a crazy dog, and
two cats, and to connect and have friendships with
people all over the world.  To me that is magic.  The
Happy Art Award was something I thought of five
years ago to honour that magic and clearly the magic
has grown!

Have a loving the magic day. 


Verna Vogel said...

Hi Barbara,

I love this blog post. The Happy Art Award, indeed, so good! I hope the same for Harry and Meghan. ANd I hope you enjoyed the grey sleety art-making day. Working in the studio during inclement weather is so cozy, don't you think?


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

I gather Meghan might be in Toronto with her baby Archie. Trevor Noah did a great bit
on the whole issue tonight, and it is unreal how racist and cruel the British Press,
were to her, especially The Daily Mail. Horrible. Ya I'd get out.

Love your work and your posts, your enthusiasm and creativity. Inspiring always.


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