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Sunday, June 14, 2020

a reminder...Red roses too...

"Red Roses Too," 8 x 10 watercolor, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico cold press 
It's a grim world out there, just as grim as in 1968 in the midst of the Vietnam War when thousands were suffering and dying, daily. This year, we're in  daily wars with a deadly pandemic, and with just as deadly and more violent racism and bigotry

Yet in 1968 Louis Armstrong could sing and play  "Red Roses Too," trying to bring some brightness and comfort to the world. There was still a wonderful world.

Yes, we need color and comfort, and red roses. There can still be a wonderful world.

"I see trees of green, red roses, too,
I see them bloom, for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.

"I see skies of blue, and clouds of white,..."

Thus today's watercolor, inspired by those lyrics.

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