Monday, February 28, 2022

Let's make every month loving

Portrait of my father 
black marker on bond paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

Happy Birthday to my father, who died way too young. I found an
old journal of mine talking about his love of photography, and how
he bought himself the best equipment.  I passed some of his gear
on to my older son, and to a neighbour who was studying photography
 at Ryerson. My father's photography is amazing and does stand the test of time.

Girl smoking a chocolate cigarette
8 x 10 inches
W. W. Muir
One of my all time favourite
photos by my father.
He worked almost
exclusively in
black and white.
Chocolate cigarettes are not
cigarettes -- just candy.

And his art was also wonderful. I only have one piece, which is in our
front bedroom, and every time I look at it, I marvel at his talent, with
no instruction whatsoever. I wish he was here.  He was a complicated
man, a harsh disciplinarian in our younger years, and a staunch 
supporter of me and my art, and writing when I was starting out.

Have a loving your family day.


Jennifer Rose said...

those cigarettes, chocolate or the normals ones always tasted like chalk to me lol
happy birthday to your father

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

I'm not a fan of cigarettes, chocolate or real. That's one reason
I love this photo so much.

Thank you so much. I wish he were still alive. But of course he is
alive in my heart and mind.


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