acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
(I did this portrait for David Lobenberg's
I taught my once-a-week evening class tonight. It was great, and I'm
tired. I was looking at a blog post from 2018 on loving the self, and
it seemed perfect for tonight, so I am going to repost it here.
"A fact of a portrait artist's life is that if there is no one else
available to paint, you always have you, so of course I've
painted and drawn myself many times. Some of these images stick
and make me happy.
with a man who gets this, makes
the best coffee, and if possible
brings me a fresh cup when I wake
up. A veritable coffee lover's saint)
I'll end the quote there. Reading it I was struck by how different life
was in 2018. We had no idea that this big, bad virus was coming.
None. Now our job is to continue working to get through it --
and that means loving ourselves enough to continue to care about
to make sure we continue to be vigilant about their safety.
Have a loving yourself and your world day.