Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This daily ritual

The wonder of tulips
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

We listened to an interesting Ideas show on CBC radio
featuring author Brian Greene talking about his book
Until The End Of Time.  He said that all of our existence
was due to moving particles.  In the case of human beings
the moving particles in the brain control our thoughts and feelings.

In which case I am grateful to those particles today,
and to the particles in the brain of some other artists
I talked to today for making my particles express
the feeling of happiness.  I am so lucky I realize that
my particular set of particles do that quite often.

Steven and I had a great Skype talk today with Nova
Scotia artist Norene Smiley, and her husband Greg
Smiley.  The two of them are an absolute delight.
And the virus is interfering in their daily lives too.
They are funny, talented kind, wonderful and we
hope that this worldwide scourge slows down its
progress so that we can get to Nova Scotia this

But what a treat it was to see them.  Norene talked
about how artists are having trouble settling down
to work.  Maybe what we all need is to be able
to "see" one another virtually.  I started a small
painting of pansies after our conversation.  Not
finished yet, but going well.

Have a loving your life 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!