Saturday, February 12, 2022

Happy Valentine's day weekend

Happy Valentine's Day from the Bluebird
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
(This card was inspired
by the only time I ever saw a bluebird.
I was walking in the park with my
friend Suzanne, just after my mother
died, and we saw this brilliant blue
in a tree. My mother loved
birds, so it felt like a message.
And of course the message was
be loving.)

Hi everyone! I teach on Monday night, Valentine's Day, so more than
ever, this weekend is the romantic one.  Yes of course every
weekend is.  But how wonderful in the middle of a cold, cold 
month to decorate the house with hearts, and talk about what we
can do to show our love.

Today we watched a beautiful movie, if you like opera
Falling For Figaro.  And we drove out to the lake just to see the
water. It was beautiful. Tonight's art is one of my bird Valentine's.
I love the idea of birds as messengers of love.  I'm sure the birds
who frequent our back porch if it's raining, or even very cold
like today, love Steven, because he is still filling the Christmas 
tree outside in the back garden with birdseed.

Also today -- Huzzah -- the city ploughed our street, and took away 
the huge piles of snow.  Not bad. :( The snowstorm was
January 18! So we didn't even have to wait a full month on a street with
a public school to get it cleaned. That was a happy sight for sure.

Wishing you a day filled with love.

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