Thursday, April 15, 2021

Taking action


The tulip connection 
Acrylic ink and pencil
on watercolour paper
7 x 9.5 inches
Barbara Muir ©️ 2021

If you don’t know the work of Daniel Bordi you’re missing a truly joyous experience.
LatelyDaniel has been posting wonderful, inspirational posts of ideas that he has about
art and life. Today his thing was was to get rid of the "what if’s", and instead take action.
(His Instagram posts are written in Portuguese and I read the translations.)

I’m very grateful to Daniel, because I also read a bit in The Happiness Equation book
which said that we need deadlines. The combo of these two messages helped me to
paint this painting today, while continuing to work on putting my year end finances in

We need inspirational people like Daniel. I’ve probably talked about him before, and
will again. We met at the Florence Biennale in 2015. And I’m so glad that I got to see
his beautiful art firsthand.

Have a loving what you do day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Thank you for the links! I looked up Daniel and read one post. I could be doing a lot of reading especially if I find the book in the online library❣️ Thank you ❣️🤗😀

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

I’m a bit behind in answering. I am reading the book in slow bits. Even though we’re in
Lockdown, it feels like there’s so much going on.

Love your work!


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