The artists' yellow house
Acrylic on birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017We 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.