Saturday, May 2, 2020

Looking back -- 2015 -- the year of fabulous art travel

My work in the Florence Biennale in 2015
Wonder Water Series
polyptych, acrylic on coordinated canvasses
6 feet x 9 feet
Barbara Muir © 2015
Here we are doing what we are supposed to do -- self
isolating, social distancing, working from home -- you
know.  But the great gift of my blog for us is that we can
travel back in time, and remember where we were when.

In 2015 I had the most amazing year.  We traveled for
art shows to New York City, in May where I had work
in the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, to Paris in June
for an art show in the Carousel du Louvre, to Florence
in October for the Florence Biennale, and back to
Paris for a visit on our way home from Florence.

Sitting in my house in Toronto, flipping through my
blog, I am reliving this at a time when even a drive
in the car is considered a lot of travel and neighbours
cautiously talk about life and gardening at discreet
20 feet distances. I am so grateful that we had those
amazing trips, and met such wonderful artists, directors
and collectors.

Have a loving your art show memories day.


Liza Hirst said...

That does indeed sound like an amazing year for travel! I have said to Hubert several times recently how glad I am that we went to see our sons in Vietnam when we did and that we decided to visit Berlin, Lisbon and Paris at the beginning of this year. Something we had been thinking about for years, literally! As if we sensed what was coming....

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

This is like a miracle. Yes it was an amazing year. I would love that trip -- Berlin, Lisbon and Paris. Did you get to
meet EdwardB. Gordon? I think I met him on blogger through you. I would so love to visit Europe, and to see you
again, this time in England. You were so lucky to take that trip before this happened. Thank you so much for
commenting here. You have made my day, and every painting you do, every comment you make, makes me feel
lucky to be alive. And we are.


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