Golden Sunlight Cherrywood
acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
I started to read bell hook's all about love, and she talks about how
the pervasiveness of cynicism, and lack of belief in love and joy is
harming us as a society. So here it is. It has been my mission for
maybe 20 years to spread joy with my art, my writing and my teaching.
So this year--in a year where it's been hard for all of us to keep our
heads up, and keep going down the rocky road of virus land, I learned
this lesson again. Joy counts. I need to do whatever I can to help
others feel happy, and of course to stay happy myself. That is not
a shallow lesson. Love is a deep commitment -- to the planet, to
family and friends like you, and to myself.
I'm sending you the image from my holiday card. I submitted my
teaching grades on December 22, and had two days to get the holiday
together. That meant I didn't get the card to as many people as
I would have wished -- in short -- all of you.
The inside message is:
Warm Wishes for a Happy Holiday
and a Joyous New Year!
Have a spreading joy day!