Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Happy International Women's Day

Some of the important women
in my life that I've
painted and drawn. 
Plus a portrait of
my mother by Chris Muir
© Barbara Muir
(To do this properly I need 10
more of these at least. Thank
you everyone!)

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful women in my life.  My mother
 was an amazing, brilliant woman, with a Masters in Bacteriology.  She taught
me a love of language, research and nature.  

My sister continues to teach me about how to handle relationships. She's a
therapist, superb writer, and kind beyond measure.  My family, friends,
collectors, art directors, and all of my women friends in the wide world of
blogging, Instagram and Facebook inspire me, give me hope and challenge
me to be as brave as they are, kind, loving, and caring about one another, and the planet.
Thank you. 

Thank you for your talent, the beauty and intelligence you bring to the world,
for the changes you are working so hard to bring about, for your friendship,
your kindness, and your humour.  And thank you for all of the love you've
shown me. 

I would not have the happiness, and the meaningful life that I have today without
you. You have cheered me on, supported me, listened to me, comforted me,
laughed with me, and made a huge difference in my life.  I fervently hope
that as a daughter, sister, relative, friend, colleague, teacher that I've made
the women in my life happier. 

That remains my ultimate wish in this hard world.  Not only that women
would have equality, equal rights, equal pay, and freedom all over the world,
but also that every woman I know could have love and happiness.

Have a celebrating the women in your life day.


Jennifer Rose said...

I completely forgot about the day until I read that our First Minister pardoned the witches kill3d in Scotland (finally!)

Pam Holnback said...

Your kind, loving words have made all of our lives a bit happier over the years!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

I remember it every year because I met so many of the people on my blog and Instagram at an International Women's Day group show. It was great, and they -- like you -- are wonderful.


Glad the witches were pardoned :(

Barbara Muir said...

Dear Pam,

Thank you. Right back at you. Love your work, and your kind
comments have made me feel so happy.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I hope your day was beautiful. These portraits are gorgeous. Thank you for your wonderful uplifting words and keeping your blog going in such difficult times. It makes my day❣️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

It was a very good day. I'm happy to know so many wonderful women
like you!


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: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
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!