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Friday, May 1, 2020

By Dawn's Early Light, new day, new month

"Dawn's Early Light," 6 x 9 cold press paper
A new month dawned, with 2020 now one third passed, in the year of the pandemic.
Excitement and hope seems to meet May, though seasoned with much caution, because the pandemic is nowhere eliminated. scientists and health care workers fear the worst could still come.
But at least we're through April, living up to T.S. Eliot's (1888-1965) famous lines:
"April is the cruelest month.
Let's hope so, even if May doesn't live up to 

British author Thomas Dekker 's (1572-1632) poem:
"O the month of May, the merry month of May,..."
Yesterday was the only day of the month I didn't complete a watercolor and post on this blog. Too much unsettled stress to try that antidote, though I did study some watercolor techniques via You Tube.
But--to try something different based on yesterday's studies--to greet the new day and month, today's watercolor attempts to bring more color and hope to offset the pandemic pandemonium.

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