I was taking a walk today, trying to find my way back into to the world of the living from the Zombie world I’d been in the past few days, when these tulips seemed to jump out at me. Although I had my sketchbook with me, I was multitasking on this walk, carrying groceries home from the market while talking to my mother on my cellphone. Since I couldn’t really stop and sketch, I took a few pictures and sketched in ink from the image on my computer monitor when I got home.
I’m feeling so grateful for the simple things in life right now: being able to eat and sleep and walk and sketch and breathe and be warm and dry and cozy in my own home. Sometimes it’s worth having a few days of awfulness to be reminded of just how good life is.
6 replies on “Blinded by the Light…of Tulips”
What an inviting and cheerful invitation to March. I love all the colors in your leaves. I took a rainy day photo of a daffodil yesterday to preserve it. March is wandering in with more cold.
You are so brave to sketch on a subway! I just haven’t gotten the nerve yet to do on the spot sketching, especially in an area with so many distractions.
Your tulips make me feel great about life too, Jana so I can imagine seeing them after the horrible time you’ve had really was a celebration. Gorgeous, vibrant watercolour.
Also loved the story and sketch of the kid in the train. Wonderful!
Ah, there is hope we’ll have tulips in a couple months, anyway. Yes, they do brighten ones day. We have some impatiens blooming in a SE window that are such a bright spot. I check on them every day.
Oh, I love the exuberance of this painting. You captured the vibrancy and excitement of early spring.
dear Jan I am so glad you are back again.Ordeals are hard but remember your fans are praying for you.Those tulips have a deeper meaning to me now.
Thanks Victor. You are so kind! Jana