Monday, January 25, 2021

Start the week happy

My Happy Face (work in progress)
marker on drawing paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021

On a very busy Monday it seems important to remember to be happy. Is it that
easy? Yes.  Being happy can be a decision. I told myself that this morning.
I used to teach positive psychology, and I learned some ways to be happy.
The answer is yes being happy can be a decision if there is no current terrible
loss, or sadness in your life.

Happiness is the point of this drawing. It is the second one in a happiness series.
Why not? I found her a total delight to draw, and started the week on the
right foot. I may do more work on this tomorrow. But her expression says
happy, and that was my goal.

What can you do to make yourself happy today? For me art is at the top of
 the list. Art and talking to you, and going for a walk in the sunlight, or just
going for a walk.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay happy.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Wonderful drawing and words. Would love to have been a pupil of yours! But I do learn reading your great blog! Thank you

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

I think I’d love to be a pupil of yours. You are so dedicated to your art. I love your work!


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