Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A long day's journey -- and the dream of breakfast


Served to perfection
Acrylic on canvas
10 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

It has been a day of marking, prepping, teaching, and follow up emails.  I am about as
happy as a one night a week teacher can be.  My class was fabulous tonight, and 
I felt an intense sense of pride in the group. Sometimes that joy in people's performance
(it was a presentation night) is overwhelming, and if even a tiny part of their success
is because of something I taught them. Yay!

I was going to show you a few fast sketches I did, but because they were each done in
a couple of minutes, they need a few more minutes just to be presentable.  Which
made me think of sleep, of tomorrow, and of breakfast.  Although my schedule is
not the same as most people's because I work late hours, I look forward to breakfast,
which is almost always like this painting -- oatmeal.  Love it. 

But unlike my bowl of oatmeal at the kitchen table, this is a hotel breakfast --
something I miss so much. In a hotel that does good room service, every detail
of your breakfast is like a work of art.  Who would think a bowl of oatmeal could
be art -- but the people who cook and serve it make sure it is.  

And so to bed -- dreaming of magnificent hotel breakfasts rolled in on a collapsible
table, with a table cloth, cloth napkins and served with a flourish of attention to the
smallest details.  

Wishing you a great breakfast and a joyous, creative day.

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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!