Queen Bee ie. Lucretia’s Empowerment

Last week I was fortunate to visit the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. I was overwhelmed and brought to tears viewing #Rembrandt’s painting “Lucretia”. The painting invokes the emotion of the story not just the violent drama of the story.


“Queen Bee” (Corri Johanson) pen and ink on paper and “Lucretia” (Rembrandt) oil on canvas

That night, my guy and I spent hours in the hotel lobby sketching and painting. This #penandink drawing is the result and was inspired somewhat by Lucretia’s story specific to the importance of integrity for females and males. I felt this Queen Bee’s face to be kind and true, much like Lucretia. To be an alternative from having to cling to acquired power over or being forced and shoved under.
Simple empowerment that which is secure within.


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