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It’s been a rough month.  Health issues in family that lives far away, friends in trouble, and a helpless feeling that I can’t do anything to change these situations, coupled with cold, gloomy weather have cast my spirit down.  I bought some bright tulips (and chocolate) to cheer me up and had to sketch them.

Cheery tulips © 2017 Karen A Johnson

Cheery tulips
© 2017 Karen A Johnson

I have always wondered if my mood affects my artwork and once I was halfway through, I realized it had.  While the tulips are fairly bright, the dark background definitely reflects the gray feelings I have.  Fortunately, the tulips are breaking through the blackness to bring hope.  Spring is coming!  Enjoy!

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5