Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The power and delight of artist friends

Journal Sketch
of my friend Miranda Brouwers
marker on journal paper
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2024

If you ever get the chance to show in International shows,
I hope you do it.  Of course there is so much to learn -- how
to navigate, what to send, how to manage shipping, where
to stay.  And the most wonderful part of the whole experience
is the friendships you make that last.

This is a really rough, quick sketch of one of those friends
for me -- Miranda Brouwers -- an amazing artist, and 
fabulous friend.  We met in Florence Italy at the 2015 
Florence Biennale, and formed what we called The Happy
People group, to cheer other artists on through the 10 days
of exhibiting.

We showed together again at the Louvre in 2016. And have
kept in constant touch ever since. Miranda is currently
devoting her work to beautiful cards, T-shirts, invitations,
and art that helps people celebrate the important moments
in their lives. I will do a more refined drawing another time.
Meanwhile have fun Miranda.

Have a loving your life day.


Anonymous said...

How lovely 🥰, what a wonderful time we had And we are still Having a wonderful time together even if there in an ocean between us. Love socialmedia and telephonelines for they make this friendship possible. That’s a happy tought on the internet and socialmedia!
We are the happy people movement.
Big Thanks for your comment one my small business.
Trying to make a lot of people happy with my greetingcards.

Love my portrait it looks exactly like me! Lots of energy and always on the move. Trying to make the most of everything!

Love you

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Miranda,

True. The Happy People movement continues! I feel so lucky to know one
of the kindest, most loving, funniest, and fabulously artistic people on
the planet. You!


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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!