Thursday, September 17, 2020

Still need coffee

One more cup of coffee please
Self portrait
Watercolour and black marker on
Arches watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

When this photo popped up in my Facebook memories I thought 'OK
perfect that’s what I’m going to talk about tonight.' I love the title of the
piece which I’d forgotten -- all about my desperate need for coffee. And
today was one of those days.

It was actually a great day. Friends dropped by, and we had a social distance
visit on the front porch. That was wonderful -- it's so amazing to see people
we haven't seen since (maybe February?)! 

I did some work with my students and thought about what I want to do
with my big painting. I worked for while on a little painting -- and that
needs work.  Plus I prepared cradled birch boards for future paintings.
And I was tired all day

I'm grateful to my dog Sally who pushed me to do my 10,000 steps. Thank you
Sally. I read some articles and talked to good friends about subjects both serious
and lighthearted. Even though I think I had a really good sleep -- I was tired all
day, and needed that extra coffee. So here is a portrait from 2012 of me in
the same frame of mind. I don’t find it a very complementary portrait, but I do
 appreciate the sentiment.

Have a having enough coffee day. 

(If you are an anti-coffee person -- please know that any information you want
 to tell me will be kindly acknowledged and ignored. I am a dedicated coffee fan.)

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