Monday, December 4, 2023

The 4th thing I learned again -- art makes people happy!


India taking a selfie with her
portrait Stepping into the light.
Barbara Muir © 2022
Stepping into the light
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022

One of my favourite photos from last year (20220 was this one of India
Morgan.  Her delight and exuberance when I delivered the
her portrait to her mother, the amazing artist Georgia Fullerton
was a sweet treat.  (India is also an exceptional artist -- but so
far she hasn't posted her work.)

What a great feeling it is for an artist -- to make people happy.
It's an over the moon joy let me tell you.  Thank you to India for
sending me photos, and talking to me on Zoom. That's how I 
this painting done. 

Artists have trouble recognizing that what they do makes a 
difference in the world.  Making one collector happy is a solid
valid contribution.  So for my artist friends out there -- worrying
about your work -- create it, enjoy it, and realize that the right people
going to love it, and cherish it.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I love this selfieand the painting is gorgeous. I can see why India must have been over the moon about it❣️❣️❣️ Thank you for the reminder to enjoy the creation of art❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

That was a lovely moment. I hope to paint India again.
She was a great and kind model.

Happy Holidays,


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