Wednesday, March 8, 2023

International Women’s Day

My friend the artist, Nicki Ault
took this photo of me with two of
the paintings from my Ocean series
that I brought to show the other artists at
the Ayr exhibition in 2011 -- one of the
best artistic celebrations of International
Women's Day that I've been part of.

It is International Women’s Day, and I'm grateful to all of the
wonderful women in my life — starting with my mother. and my
sister, and extending to all the women in my family, all of my friends,
and all of the amazing women I’ve met in my working life in art and
in teaching.

Today I'm going to repost a piece I wrote in 2020 about super art
show in Ayr, Ontario celebrating International Women's Day in 2011,
where I met artists who are delightful friends.

Let’s change the world!

Here it is -- 

"Me with the painting I entered in
the 100 Years of International Women's Day show
at the Ayr Gallery in 2011. My painting is about
happiness -- an underlying theme
in all of my work.  
Ready for Joy
24 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2011

Today is a big day for women around the world.  So many things
are changing for us all the time, but most of us will agree
that we have a long way to go to go.  For me this day will always 
remind me of a wonderful 100 Years of International Women's 
Day show in Ayr, Ontario where I met some women artists, and 
shared space with women artists who were, and who became friends.
These women along with women friends and artists around the
world have changed my life.

Georgia Fullerton with her painting                   Left to right: Marcia LabelleTammy HextKim  
 at the Ayr Gallery show(upper image)                           RempelNicki Ault, and me
Preservation                                                             International Women's Day 2011
24 x 24 inches
Georgia Fullerton © 2011

So I declare this an International Day of Gratitude for all
of the women in my communities here in Toronto, in
the blog and Instagram and Facebook world, and in the 
wide artistic community, and friendship community around
the world.  You have constantly inspired me, supported me,
and made me feel valued. You make me happy.  Thank you.

Have a thanking the women in your life day."

1 comment:

Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Great community of artists ❣️❣️❣️ All of these paintings have so much happiness shining in them. Happy International Women’s Day❣️❣️❣️

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