Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The joy of a walk and this was a super assignment

Tobias and the tigers
acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
Teaching these days is taking up a lot of time.  I bought a
Fitbit and found out I'm not moving enough because I'm glued
(no not literally) to the computer, and my phone.  So today between
tasks I asked Steven if we could go for a walk just before class
started this evening.  It was so beautiful. There were gorgeous Irises
and poppies in so many gardens, and the trees are fabulous in their
summer fullness.

While we were walking we met Jason Sealy, Tobias's father.  I painted
Tobias for HGTV's Pure Design show with Samantha Pym in
2009.  It was wonderful to see Jason.  Tobias's sister was with her Dad.
I don't know her name, but there's a chance that when my current
teaching slows down that I will get to paint her portrait when she was
a little girl around the same age as Tobias in the painting. She must be
about 11 now, but Carm (her mom) and Jason want a portrait
of her as a young child to go with the portrait of Tobias.

That would be so much fun, and is something to
look forward to in a time of intense teaching online,
and social isolation.  Sometimes in the current world
it's hard to find a happy thought.  I'm glad I had a walk
today and got to talk to Jason briefly.

Have a looking forward to the future day.

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