Wednesday, July 13, 2022

The thrill of busy

It's a fine day sweetheart
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 

My brother recently read me something about how relaxing 
it was to be a creative person -- maybe an artist. "Really? I said.
That's not how I see it."  Creating is work -- wonderful work -- true
-- when something comes together well, and you're proud of it. Great
when people like, and or buy your paintings.

But creating is not more relaxing, or easier than other jobs.
I have been painting all day on a piece I hope to enter in an
exhibition if I finish it. 

And  it made me happy to find this piece I published on July 12
 in 2020. (*Note: I'm so tired I thought it was July 12 today. 
Immaterial really. The message holds.)  Little did we know then
how long this pandemic would continue. I'm glad we didn't. 
Sometimes on my way to go shopping, or to the bank I see people
walking along the street with masks, over their faces, under their
chins, or hanging from their arms and I think -- how weird.  And
we're getting used to it. Well if we're smart we are. There is no
mask mandate here anymore, but many people do enough reading
to know the masks are still a good idea.

I like this painting. It's hopeful and happy and has a view I love.

Have an appreciating your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful, peaceful feeling I get from this paintin❣️❣️❣️❣️. New variant is easier to get. 😷 I find going out not very peaceful.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

I feel the same way. They're starting random testing again on
people coming into Canadian airports.

Love your work!


Jennifer Rose said...

I went downtown, small town, and no one had a mask on :( if its not the law people will not wear one

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