Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The world of inspiration

Clouds from our back porch

Bees loving maple syrup, and leaving us alone
on our porch

Leaves in the park

Some photos of recent inspiring visions
(I am working on a painting that
is  developing slowly.  Meanwhile
when possible I'll post photos.)
Barbara Muir © 2020

What inspires an artist? Or what inspires this artist? I know I’m lucky 
because the answer is almost everything that is beautiful. I believe
that right now it’s more important than ever to try and find inspiration
in our world. Maybe that’s part of our job as artists -- to give people
reasons to hope.

This doesn’t mean at all that we should abandon our fights, struggles,
 and protests for all that matters -- the human rights of every person
on the planet, adequate food supply, fair pay, working on solving
global climate change, and equality all around. 

It does mean that we artists have to turn on our eyes, our ears, our hearts
our feelings every day and try to add something positive if possible
to the planet. We can’t always feel that we have a calling, but we can and
do have a mission.

Thank you to everyone every artist, every writer, every singer, every musician
out there who inspires me, and helps me to carry on. I am immensely grateful.
Let’s keep going.

 Stay healthy, and stay safe.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!