Sunday, June 7, 2020

All small steps

The studio in action
Barbara Muir © 2020
My studio is not one that should ever be photographed.
It has been of course.  Ten years ago it was on a bunch
of TV shows.  At that point a wonderful young woman
in the neighbourhood would come over and "style" it
a bit, make it more orderly.

But in real vibrant life, it is not tidy, not neat, not beautiful,
except to me -- especially when I don't have enough time to be
in it.  Creativity, and the creative process are not always
pretty.  But the results can be worth the mess.

I am working on making myself spend time each
day either drawing or painting.  The world, and the teaching
work I'm doing does weigh on me.  And outside it is an
absolutely beautiful time of year.  I am not the artist
bolstered by the quiet time of the virus, but I am
working on wading through it to somewhere new,
like all of the wonderful people I know who are doing
the same.  I am so proud of you.

We all need to work together -- and so many people
I know believe that out of this enforced quiet, and
the protests against racism, and police brutality and
murder -- change is going to happen.  We are ready.

No comments:

Portrait Artist

My photo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at:
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!