Saturday, February 29, 2020

Moving into spring and thoughts of travel

Salad for two at the MoMA
Black marker and watercolour on drawing paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

We talked about travelling today -- do we want to?  Of course we do.  In some
ways this is just dreaming because both of us have so much work to do.
And our family is here, both in the house and in the city.  So. Going through
my old photos looking for a particular image for a large painting I'm
completing I found this sweet watercolour of lunch at the MoMA.  I used
to absolutely love the restaurant at the MoMA in New York City.  It
looked out through glass windows onto a huge open section which let 
the customers inside see beyond the space to the city.  So exciting.

I love travelling, and got invited to show in Spain today.  I would love
to go there, but the reality is that travel is expensive. I will probably be
teaching one night a week, and it's still a very exciting idea. 

Sometimes at night when I'm sleeping I give myself permission to walk
out of the doors of my hotel in Paris, across the Seine on the Pont des Arts,
over to the Louvre, or just down the street to the  Maison De Haute Couleur
Charvin art store, or around the corner to the café with the waiter Moustafa 
who served us two of the best omelettes I've ever eaten.  In the morning I wake
up in my own bed. Steven brings me coffee while I read my book, and I'm so 
happy to be home.

Have a traveling in your mind day.

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