Monday, May 3, 2021

A great day, and the power of our imaginations

 View from our apartment terrace when
I stayed in Florence the first time
I exhibited at the Florence Biennale in 2009.
There was a church right against
our building, and that's the Duomo
in the distance.
Barbara Muir © 2009

Today is a deliciously rainy day. (Light rain watering our new outdoor plants.)
I did take a walk today, and also picked some of our own 
tulips, which are big, healthy
and beautiful -- nothing like flower store tulips, which I also 

It's been a busy Monday.  I feel like every Monday is busy, because even if you don't
have a specific job to do, you wake up on the first day of the week powered to get something done.  So if you're not working, you probably drive everyone you live
with crazy just 
by doing small tasks. 

What did you do today?  Did it make a difference in your world?  I teach tonight,
and I hope 
that what I teach helps my students.  As for my art -- one day the pretty
painting I'm working on 
may remind some future collector of the beauty of spring
 -- maybe even in the depths of winter.

The power of the imagination intrigues me so much now during COVID-19 -- in
this long 
Lockdown.  How lucky we are as artists to have that power.  

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work, and your great ideas.  

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

What a wonderful view over those rooftops. It must have been an amazing experience to be there and in the biennale! I would love to visit Florence one day.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Evelyn,

Florence was amazing. I was in the Biennale twice, and loved the experience.
We’d love to go back to that first apartment.

Love your work!


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