Friday, February 11, 2022

MIssing breakfast in the hotel in The Month of Love

More coffee -- Yes!
Sketch -- marker on drawing paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022

Frequently on Valentine's Day we go to Ottawa and stay at a favourite
hotel.  Since the pandemic began, room service has ended. For
awhile the hotel we like to visit offered room service to the door, 
where a masked person would hand you a tray.  But what we remember
and think of as ultimately romantic, is breakfast in the room brought
in on a rolling table with a tablecloth. The server would pour our 
coffee, and the day would feel wondrous, special and romantic.

With the trucker convoy in Ottawa, that former treat is off the
table, plus our three animals need someone to stay in our house, and
that's not possible with the new COVID variant.  Yes it's still out
there. Please wear a mask and get your vaccines.  Let's end this

The drawing tonight is a sketch I found that made me nostalgic for
the whole experience.  I worked on it and upped the contrast, but
I can almost taste the coffee, and the toast that isn't in this picture,
with the delicious jam from a tiny jar.

Happy Valentine's Day weekend.


Jennifer Rose said...

yep, no travelling to ottawa right now, glad im not actually in canada right now and having to deal with that whole *hit show

Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Your breakfasts are so special. I hope you find a way to have a special one at home. Beautiful drawing❣️❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

Where are you? The news is no fun, but so far we’ve avoided the “con”boys. Luckily Canada is a big place!

Happy Valentine’s Day ahead of the day!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thank you, and thanks for the good wishes. I think my husband is making me a special breakfast right
now. I can hear him downstairs.


Jennifer Rose said...

im ok, hope you are too. i've family members who if they could, would be there with them :(

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

I'm glad you're okay. Sorry about your family members. There's a god article in
The Guardian today about this protest. Because it's amorphous, and not about what they said it was about, it's hard to solve.

Take care,


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