Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Loving my neighbourhood

A Magic Day in the Neighbourhood
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24
Barbara Muir © 2016

Today I allowed myself 2 cookies.  I try not to eat flour or sugar
at all.  Not because of glucose, but because I love everything
sweet and I love bread.  But I made a deal with myself that I
could have 2 cookies if I walked 10,000 steps.  Not there
quite yet. But will be by the end of the night. So.

The answer of course was to go out walking in the neighbourhood.
It was almost dusk when I took my first walk.  The clouds,
the trees black against a brilliant blue sky, the sunset in the
distance -- all were magnificent.  I dropped off a Valentine's card
to a friend, and she invited me in.  We put on our masks and
had a delightful talk. 

Then tonight after dinner I headed out again with our dog
under the new moon. Once again I was dazzled.  

I love the neighbourhood, the people, the houses and apartments,
the stores, the parks.  We feel connected to the people and places,
and that's a good feeling.

The painting today of the schoolyard across the street sold
in New York City.

Have a loving your life day.

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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!