Saturday, November 14, 2020

Missing the Maritimes

Untitled (work in progress)
acrylic ink on watercolour paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

We crazy Toronto people own a little school house in Nova Scotia. What
that’s done to us is to make us live in two places emotionally full-time. I
know that means we’re lucky, but this year we didn’t get to go to see the ocean. The
Maritimes was not open to the rest of Canada.  A brilliant move in a pandemic,
because they have hardly any cases, and the rest of the country has rising
cases every day. 

If you’ve never been to the ocean you can’t know how much people who love
it, miss it. It is in your blood. It’s a constant craving to see that vast expanse of
water. And nothing but getting to the ocean and seeing that beautiful blue does
the trick

So I did a little painting in acrylic ink today of the scene we see when we walk
down to the beach at the park we love in Nova Scotia. Miss you Nova Scotia.
Miss all of our friends out there, and the land and the ocean. We walk the
streets here, as gorgeous as they are, and our hearts are always yearning to be
back by the sea. 

Have a great day


Flora Doehler said...

The Maritimes certainly misses you and Steven! Hopefully, 2021.
I'm thinking of you often and hope for the best for us all.
Lovely painting, as always.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Flora. Yes! 2021 please let us in! We think about
moving all the time, so we wouldn't have to worry like we do here, but
we'd miss our family too much.

Love your work, and love you to the max. Love to Larry and the cat.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

A wonderful painting with so many good memories to keep you until you can get there.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

I do have many paintings and photos to keep those memories alive.
And our antidote is going to the parks by the Lake here. Seeing the water
makes us feel happier.


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