Sunday, February 27, 2022

The comforts of home

The King's Breakfast 
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
(I put this painting up today, even though
it isn't about a breakfast at home.  It 
is one of my favourite paintings, and
talks about a breakfast in a hotel
with the one you love -- a first rate
treat in The Month of Love. Plus as
it says above -- it's available. It hangs
on my kitchen wall, exuding joy,
romance, and delight.)

Going about the standard routines of my day today, some not exciting
like doing the dishes, some so much fun -- like reading my good book,
I was thinking of how it would feel to have to walk away from my
home, and happy life. I had a student from Syria a few years ago, who
said you never recover from waking up and seeing tanks roll down
your street.  And other students told similar stories from other countries.
All said how lucky they felt to be able to start over in Canada, but they
missed their homes. 

The family came to make art today.  So much fun.  I always get inspired 
by the activity.  Get out the materials and art happens like magic. We rapid
tested first, and then wow!

We all needed to forget the news for an afternoon.  Our thoughts are all
on the world issues. We want the war to end, and the Ukrainian 
people to regain their peace.  And we want peace for all people.

Have an appreciating your home day.


Jennifer Rose said...

i cant imagine how seeing something like that would feel, prob a huge shock and a huge impact on everything you know. im hoping for the best with the current situation but not holding my breath
an art break is a great idea!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

It was a great to take a break. My students have seen some awful sights. We
are so lucky here.

Love your work.


Portrait Artist

My photo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at:
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!