Monday, June 5, 2023

Tom Thomson
from a Wikipedia photo
marker on journal paper
5 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2023
(Unfortunately the marks from the
previous journal page come 
through, but I still like it.)

What gets an artist excited?  Sometimes the answer is -- everything.
Today I had some delightful conversations.  And talking to my
brother the topic of Tom Thomson came up.  For non-Canadians,
Tom Thomson is one of our most famous artists.

When I visit the Art Gallery of Ontario, I never miss sitting in
the room full of his work.  He was a fabulous landscape artist.
Sadly he died at 39 years old by drowning.  There is still all
sorts of speculation about how he -- a very accomplished 
canoeist -- drowned, and hints of murder, or suicide, but nothing
has ever been proven. He died in 1917.

What I didn't realize before, having adored his work since I
first found out about him, was that he was very handsome.
And today in my morning journal, I drew his portrait.  I
liked it so much that I couldn't write on that page.

Have a loving your life day

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