Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Amanda. And I don't agree with your brother at all about the colours. I think they're beautiful. Nice pattern too. Congratulations, and thanks for sharing.
btw: I too suffer from depression and have tried many different meds, but always have to quit after about 6 months from side-effects. It's a rough go and I sympathize. However, I also believe that people who get depressed can also be described as very sensitive, and that's not a bad thing....quite the opposite. So I believe we belong to a very good club.