Thursday, July 9, 2020

10 Reasons to be Happy

Pugwash Flower People
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Last year on exactly this day, I was teaching and I put this 
painting on my blog.  I think it deserves to be here as many
times as possible, because it's one of my favourite paintings,
and it's of two people who are changing the world (certainly
in my town -- Toronto) with their flowers.  Ken and Maxine 
live in Pugwash, Nova Scotia where Steven and I are eager to go,
and they most definitely love one another.  And yes the flowers
they have cultivated sell in Toronto, and probably all across

Ten Reasons to be Happy
1. I saw our son Christopher today, and we hugged for the first
time in four months.  How wonderful!
2.  I talked to our son Sam on the phone today, and I will
see him soon, that will be amazing.
3. I got to talk to my wonderful friend, and super artist
in the Netherlands, Miranda Brouwers.
4.  My class tonight were brilliant, intelligent, enthusiastic
and funny!  The best.
5. It was incredibly hot, but we ate our supper on the front
porch after my class, and it was beautiful.
6.  I started painting again the other day, and soon I'll
have something nice to show you.
7. Our cat who the vet thought was dying is quite
8. My family are all healthy.
9. The garden is starting to come together.
10.  I have a real book to read.  (If it's great
I'll tell you the title.)


Rukoiatka said...

Your 10 reasons to be happy are so touching! It's inspiring me to do the same!!! Wish you have a beautiful day ahead!!! Xoxoxo

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Sofia,

I love you and miss you, and it is a beautiful day. Wishing you a million reasons to be happy!


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