Tuesday, March 31, 2020

In the midst of strange -- something lovely

After the Dance
acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"
Barbara Muir © 2008

Hi everyone,

More from the "dance" paintings file.  This one sold at a
show, and then I was asked if I could make a copy.
I explained that no painting would ever look like another.
And according to my blog, that painting happened.

Today we braved the grocery store to pick up enough food so
that we don't have to go out again for awhile.  Most, not all,
 people were observing social distancing, and entrance to the store
 was restricted.  If people came close to me I'm sure I hurried away,
or smiled, and tried to move unobtrusively.  Because we have to
really get that this is serious, and give one  another so much space.

I was almost finished shopping when a fellow started coming closer,
and I said "I'm sorry I'm social distancing."  It turned out
it was my student from another college, and maybe a decade
ago -- Ty.  (at least I think that's how it's spelled because I
didn't ask him.)  He told me that he had really appreciated me
as a teacher, and I think he said that I got him writing.  And there
was something else I did that he appreciated, but it was noisy
in the store at that point and I didn't hear it.  I told him to
look up my blog, and as we were leaving I saw him, and he
held up his phone opened to my blog.  So nice.

What a sweet thing to hear when I'm in the midst of
my one night a week course trying to teach via any method,
but in person (which for me is the whole point.) Thank you Ty.
You were a gift from the universe.  If I wanted to
question what I contribute to the world, there would
be an answer.  Sometimes my teaching makes a
difference.  Yay!  And I'm glad that sometimes my art
does too.

Have a taking it easy day.

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!