Monday, April 01, 2013
A Day in the Life of a Tulip
I took a bouquet of spring flowers to my family dinner at Easter. The buds were tightly closed, but we put it in water and a vase. There in a room filled with warmth and love and laughter, the buds opened up and filled the room with color and fragrance. I think that's an apt metaphor for families. My workplace is facing massive budget cuts and layoffs and it's all been very tense and worrisome. But at Easter, in that room filled with warmth and love and laughter, I could feel my soul, so tightly closed against loss and worry, opening up again. I could feel myself becoming myself again. Yes, that's what's important, and that's what will see me through the tough times.
I used a lot of water on this page and it wrinkled and crinkled - hence the wonky photo.
Watercolor and Inktense pencils in HandBook sketchbook.