Sunday, February 7, 2021

The art store in the month of love

Cocoa spoon with Clementine
peeling, a piece of Clementine
and a paper towel

Marker and ball point pen
on Fabriano drawing paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021

One of my favourite things to do is to go to my art store – De Serres near Eglinton
and Yonge. I love the people in there, and have been picking up my supplies for
years at that location. Now of course that’s not possible.I can’t go browsing through
the aisles seeing what I'd like.

But the store is still amazing. Yesterday I called in an order and the wonderful
Natasha asked if I trusted her to pick out the items for me. "Yes," I said.
"Of course I do." When I arrived Heather the best framer anywhere and an
awesome artist was at the door. She handed me a paper bag, I opened it, and
there neatly packed was everything I'd asked for.

One item was an amazing notebook that I couldn’t even have dreamed of. I
brought it home and was so inspired I began drawing. Here’s a sample.

Have a loving to draw day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Love this drawing! So simple. I have come to love lines. And yesterday’s painting which somehow I missed is beautiful. Cannot wait for breakfast! I miss going in and browsing the art store.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn! We are going to have to enjoy being patient. It feels like this virus is not over by a long shot. Your work and your comments make me happy. And that’s huge right now!


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