Last night I heard from my brother that our uncle had died. He was the last of our father's family of nine children. It was a big, bustling Italian family - lots of memories.
Crocus here in the PNW are gone now, but back in New England it has been so cold and snowy. So perhaps they are more recently appearing. Still it is an image of hope.
I used the water brush and inks (New England Ivy, Sweet Leaf, Spring Iris, Gypsy, Sunny Yellow) to wash in the colors. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, and is from CTMH Sincere Expressions set.