After the dance reading the paper
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
(Christopher was my model
for this painting.)
This is my son Christopher's birthday. If we are in town
together we have cake and presents, and lots of laughter.
Today he is on a birthday vacation with his wife Megan,
and we've had some happy phone calls.
In some ways today is Mother's Day for me -- the day I first
became a mother. I wanted children from my very early
years, when I was a doll freak, and played at being a mother
all the time.
Of course as a teenager I lost interest in that role, and it wasn't
until I met Steven that I could even imagine life as a mother. It
is wonderful. My sons have taught me so much, helped me
by posing for my art, encouraging me to paint, coming out to my
shows, even creating my website.
And my whole happy life as a mother began on this day.
Happy Birthday Christopher.
Have a loving your family day.