Sunday, June 16, 2024

Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful fathers in the world

Portrait of my father 
black marker on bond paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

 Happy Father's Day

I love this portrait of my father. It captures the wonderful, loving
nature of my Dad.  In  the reference photo I drew this from my father
is smiling at Christopher, my older son, who was a little boy at the time. 
Our son Sam had not been born yet.  I miss my father every day.  

And my dad is still a huge influence in my life.  He was a wonderful writer,
a business man, a fabulous photographer, and a great painter -- good at all
of his roles. His one failing was being a too strict father to young children,
which is probably why I don't like rules to this day. I'm sure his time in the
navy contributed to that. But as I grew up we developed a happy bond over art,
and over family, and we were close at the time of his death from lung cancer which
happened way too early.

My dad would have been delighted to know our children and to
see how they have grown up into amazing people. He would have adored
our grandchildren. 

Happy Father's Day to Steven my sweet husband, and to Christopher my
oldest son. He and Megan have two beautiful daughters -- Alice 8, and
Madeleine almost 5, and a son, James 1 1/2. Thank you to my loving family
 -- Christopher, Sam, Megan, Emily, Alice, Madeleine and James for being
 the reason Steven is a very happy and proud father.

Have a loving your family day.

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