Monday, July 20, 2020

550,000 hits -- Thank you!

Kitchen scene
Flowers, drawing, notebook,
coffee, the newspaper.  
Yep that looks normal.
Barbara Muir © 2015
(I posted this photo last year on this day.  I 
couldn't have imagined a year like this.
This year we don't have nasturtiums because
 garden centers weren't open until late in the season,
and then they didn't have many of the plants
we normally grow.  We did plant nasturtium seeds, but no
flowers -- yet.  We do have roses just like the ones in
this photo,  and flowers that I'm planning to work into a painting. 
So this photo comforted me, because most of what's in it, is 
still going on,and that's a happy miracle.)

There is so much going on that the occasion of hitting 550,000
hits almost passed me by.  But it's a big deal.  In December 2018,
I had 400,000 hits and it took me 10 years to get there.  Since
then I've received 150,000 hits in just over a year and a half. That's
because of you.  Thank you so much. Thank you to everyone who
visits my blog, and who writes comments.

Thank you to everyone who shows, shares, and collects my art.
Thank you to all my artist friends who encourage me and teach me.
What an amazing ride it is.  Even now.  Even in COVID.  The art
world is kind and supportive, understanding and compassionate.
I feel so lucky to be part of it.

My love to you all.


Laurel Daniel said...

Congratulations on 550,000 hits!! Wooohoo!! Truly amazing and wonderful! Just like you. Sending love back to you, my friend!!

Xoxo xoxo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thank you so much! Yes it is a big deal for me. You are truly amazing and wonderful. I think of what you write every time I paint, even if it doesn't show. Love your work.


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