Silver salad servers at work
Black marker and watercolour
on Fabriano watercolour paper
4 x 5 1/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017On March 1 as I was getting ready to go to bed, thinking
about teaching, and the three large paintings I'm working
on, and at least a dozen other topics I stopped mid-thought,
and said out loud -- "Tomorrow is David Cohen's
birthday -- March 2!"
That might not seem remarkable to you, but I don't remember
anybody's birthday. Okay my own close family. And maybe
that's how David ranks -- because I've been friends with his
beautiful, talented wife pretty much all my life. I could
easily call her and David family. David is a brilliant writer,
a passionate activist for every cause that matters, and a
wonderful, kind and loving person.
So Steven and I and our dog Sally (who David loves) sang
Happy Birthday to David over the phone, and we all enjoyed
A few years ago I put this painting of a salad on the blog for
David. It seemed appropriately festive. Steven makes a
magnificent salad on his night to make dinner
(we alternate nights, although he does more than his share).
I usually serve what remains of his salad on my nights, because
I hastily heat something up for dinner, and don't enjoy cooking.
Tonight was my teaching night, and although I did paint
today, the work is at a very early stage. So enjoy the salad.
Have an enjoying your salad days day.