Saturday, March 7, 2020

A great friend and an art hero

Portrait head of Lita, clay version
by Marcia Labelle © 2009
My dear friend Marcia, is definitely one of my heroes.
She has been my friend for all of the important parts of my
life -- was at my wedding, our children played together --
her daughter and my sons.  And she is one of the most
superb artists I know (and if you're reading this -- you
are probably another one of the incredibly great artists
I know. I am blessed with knowing so many inspiring
Marcia and her husband, David Cohen, visit 
 the show On The Bright Side at the
Wychwood Barns in 2010.
Marcia exemplifies everything a wonderful woman and
friend can be, warm and caring in her community, and of her
friends.  She is a loving wife, an incredibly kind mother,
and when her parents were alive she was their delightful

Study -- Sunday afternoon, young woman with book
oil on paper, 9 x 12 inches
Marcia Labelle © 2016
I love her drawings -- alive with the talents
of the greats. And her sculptures are powerful, emotional
and evocative -- everything sculpture should be.

Every phone call with her (she doesn't live in Toronto)
makes me feel empowered, and understood.  She is
funny and we laugh at so many things.  Such a pleasure.

Thank you for being in my life Marcia.

Have a loving your friends day.


laura said...

Lovely post, Barbara. Love your friend's work--the pastel drawing is beautiful, sensitive.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Laura,

I love your work, and you are one of the women artists who inspire me every
time I see your art. Thank you so much.


cohen labelle said...

Dear Barbara, your larger than life energy, the marvellous enthusiasm in your art and unstinting praise of others is a gift beyond measure. Added to that, your love of laughter and celebration of love itself is a huge blessing in my life. I do know and I do realize how fortunate I am to have your friendship and that of your sweet family!!!!!!

Thank you, 🥰🙏🙂🌹❤️, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Marcia,

You are beyond wonderful. Life has been incredibly hectic since we left the sanctity of your
studio. Every single thing you say here is what I love about you. And you are a much better
writer. Love to all in your neck of the woods.


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