The return of humor:
On the other hand, Sunday night, I dreamed a group of butterflies (which I just looked up the term for — a kaleidoscope of butterflies) came flying towards me. They were all transparent, I could only see their outlines, except for the one in front a black butterfly with fragments of color on its wings. I led an artwork shop for kids yesterday, and used prang watercolors to paint the butterfly on my mind. The black in the set is actually a very dark green and very nice, though overall the colors were weak and hard to layer. When I came home, I used my current favorite background color, Daniel Smith’s Shadow Violet to finish it. I may make a formal painting of this later as I think of ways to present the transparency of the kaleidoscope and the brightness of the leader of the group.
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2 thoughts on “Daily Draw – March 28”
Return of humor!! I remember after one extreme, long-lasting bout of depression as I began to come through to the other side I realized the sensation of champagne bubbles tickling upward in my belly was actually humor. I laughed with pleasure for the first time in a very long time. What a gift!
I like your kaleidoscope of butterflies! Hope I can see future paintings of this. 💝
I love that bubbly champagne metaphor. Life is pretty bleak without humor so I’m glad to feel it again.