Sunday, July 5, 2020

Some forms of missing are in the cells

The artists' yellow house
Acrylic on birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
We were watching a series on Babies last night as Steven
coloured my hair (yes I am not a natural blonde.)  What a
revelation that series is for how much we learn before we are one.
And yet I feel like I am lucky that my learning constantly continues.
But another theory about the brain and habit says that if you do something
21 times, it will be a habit.

We have been going to Nova Scotia, every year except the
year I broke my ankle, and was in a cast, for more than
20 years. Nova Scotia is in my blood.  As the city of Toronto
heats up -- it was 31 Celsius today, and will reach 33 Celsius
by Tuesday,  -- my entire being craves Nova Scotia.

The painting tonight is of my friend Flora Doehler's
house in Bear River, Nova Scotia, which had gone partially
purple at our last visit.  I don't know if we'll get to go to
Nova Scotia this year, and that thought is super hard
on Steven and on me.

I quoted Joni Mitchell when I put this image on one time,
and it seems perfect for now, "on the back of a cartoon
coaster, in the blue TV screen light.  I drew a map of
Canada. Oh Canada, with your face on it twice."
I love Canada -- and Nova Scotia has a special place
in my heart.


Flora said...

Barbara, what a sweet painting. I remember when we stood there and you took the photo.
I’m so sorry that you won’t be able to visit this year. I hope you can go to a cottage in Ontario instead. I miss the pretty lakes there. Nova Scotia will patiently wait for you.
Let’s hope by next summer the virus is just a distant memory. Xxoo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

Thank you so much. We are hoping the border(s) will open, and we'll get there. If we do
maybe you could come and visit us. That would be awesome.

Let's talk soon,


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