Portrait of my father
black marker on bond paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
I didn't post this drawing yesterday, although I think it's the best
one of my father. And looking through my posts from recent
years I found this letter to my father. It holds true. As I was
saying to a friend yesterday who lost her father a year ago, the
love lasts, and it does. Love is a profound emotion. And I
am a firm believer in love.
"Dear Dad,I miss you every day. You would be happy to know that after
Christopher, we were blessed to have another son, Sam.
They have grown up to be wonderful young men. You would have
loved them so much.
Your influence on me has been major, as my main loves, like
yours were, are art and writing. I feel that I owe you so much.
I too love being near water, and in the countryside, and
as it did for you, that has inspired my work, and
been a pleasure for my family.