Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The kind of day I love


Pansies for happiness
(Work in progress)
Acrylic ink and marker
on watercolour paper
7 x 9.5 inches
Barbara Muir ©️ 2021

Today was the exact kind of day I love. It was rainy enough when I woke up that
there was no point hurrying to go somewhere. I drank my coffee and read. I was
trying to find a new book that I could get into. Reading is my thing and it’s been
 very difficult to read a whole book in this past year. Just finished one -- on to the

I got another book out of the library by Neil Pasricha -- You Are Awesome. I can’t
wait. His The Happiness Equation was wonderful. And here's a new pansy painting.
I bought two pots of pansies on the weekend that were looking quite unhappy. I
figured that once I brought them home and watered them they’d feel better.

Today’s rain was exactly what they needed and they looked ecstatic. I picked some
and began this drawing and acrylic ink painting. It’s almost done. I may add a bit of
shadow here and there. But for now here’s today’s offering.

Have a loving the bounty in your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you for the book ideas. I have one out you mentioned before from the online library.
Now to book these 😀

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thank you so much! I just started another book. So far pretty good. I mentioned it last night. You Are Awesome. And you are awesome. I so love your work.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy.


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