Thursday, October 8, 2020

Thinking about Thanksgiving

I’m a firm believer in gratitude — being grateful for the people in my life,
and for what life has given me. That’s why I love Canadian Thanksgiving,
a celebration that happens this weekend. 

Today's flowers from the garden
Watercolour and black marker on 
watercolour paper
6 x 9.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

Looking for a piece of art to show you tonight from a past Thanksgiving blog
post I found this jubilant flower painting -- the first joyful piece of art I created
the year that my mother died. She died on Canadian Thanksgiving.  

The day she died was a very dramatic and painfully sad day.  But also like
most of our family gatherings, the meal we had after we said goodbye to
my mother, was both happy and sad – filled with memories
of how wonderful my mother was, and how much we loved her.

This year on Thanksgiving our whole family can’t get together because
some people are not well enough to come to dinner.  So we will have a small,
but festive dinner outside with the traditional turkey dinner. And we will be
grateful for our wonderful family and friends who we love, and for the beauty
around us.

We wish everyone who is not feeling well on this holiday weekend a speedy
recovery. Meanwhile a toast to you my friends.  I am so grateful for you.

Stay safe and stay healthy.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Your flowers are so uplifting. I am so grateful to know you through your gorgeous art and blog 🙏❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn. The feeling is completely mutual. I love seeing your work!


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