Sunday, December 13, 2020

The day of the tree

Close up detail featuring
a tree.  I will post the 
complete drawing tomorrow.
Barbara Muir © 2020

 I could post a photo of my family together on Christmas day last year tonight, because my thoughts are 100% about that feeling. But instead I’d like to talk about trees. Today Steven put some lights on the trees outside. We have one on our back porch, and one on the front porch.

And we moved the biggest tree inside.  Somehow that small gesture, albeit a heavy one, (it's a big tree) made us feel much calmer, and more confident that we can celebrate this season no matter how. Of
course the installation of the tree required a dramatic rearrangement of many paintings. This is true
with absolutely every decision we make in our house. Paintings are everywhere. So if you want one just inquire, and I can let you know If it’s available.

We sat very happily with the tree, Steven drinking his tea, and me drinking a hot chocolate. Fiona the cat loves Christmas trees. We had already had a session with her playing our piano in the basement. She absolutely loves playing piano the piano too.  So we didn’t get any decorations on it tonight, and probably won’t. But it feels lovely just to see it. It’s almost too beautiful to decorate. But we will.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

What a lovely sounding evening. We have two outside trees up and next will be inside.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

There's been so much going on, that I feel like decorating the house is
going beyond slowly. Maybe now we'll get into it. The tree remains
undecorated, because the youngest family member helped last year, and
both of us have been working super hard for the past couple of weeks.
Now maybe we'll get it all done. And the outside too. So you will have
three trees too! Are you have socially distanced festivities? So far
our plans are not quite complete. But hey! It will all happen.

Thank you for your comments, and I love your work.


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