Friday, July 3, 2020

The power of happiness

At the Cottage
14 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir © 2008

I found this painting that I did of my son Christopher and his wife
Megan when they were dating.  I wish I knew where the source
photo I worked from was, because I'd try it again and I'm
sure I could improve the result.  But what I do love is the wonderful 
happiness in the image, and the fact that it did catch the love that these 
two had for each other then, and now.

Love is a big deal, and as a friend said yesterday, finding someone
to love, and having love in your life is the only success that
counts.  I'd agree with that.  This has such a holiday feel, and
we've just had Canada Day, now Americans are going to celebrate
the 4th of July.  I hope that everyone around the world finds the
love they want.


Candy said...

Lovely thoughts and a beautiful post!


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Candy. There is a lot to worry about in the
world right now. We all need people who love us.
You make me so happy when you comment! Love your work.


Liza Hirst said...

A sweet painting and lovely words! I am grateful every day for having found the love of my life who still makes me as happy as when we met 35 years ago. Love and greetings to you and your family, Barbara xxx

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

I am so grateful that I have been lucky to have a loving husband in my life. And I think he probably makes me even happier now than when we met. I probably needed to grow up! Love your work, and thank you so much for your comments, which make my day.

Here's to you two lovebirds. You are wonderful together.


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