Tread Softly is a special one. Many of you, after January's post of the sketch I did of this, were so inspired, and I got so many emails requesting a print. But because it was only a doodle in my sketchbook, it needed to be re-worked and finished.
Remember the poem it's inspired by? I heard this for the first time last year, and still to this day can't get the imagery out of my head.
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
The innocence of children, their dreams and destinies, inspire me. And as an adult I feel ever responsible for recognizing their offerings to the world and making sure they are seen for what they truly are. And not getting so caught up in my 'busy' and 'responsible' world, that I miss the magic of what they are truly offering.
This next print was shown in my last release of prints, but it never ended up in the shop for some technical reasons.
It's there now....a perfect reminder of where (for us coastal people) we'd all love to be more often.
Enjoy! There are a few more coming that will trickle in this week and maybe next. I'm balancing the house reno and holiday seasons at home, as well as new fabric line stuff and book stuff...so prints will squeeze in a bit at a time. If you are following me on FB or Instagram, you've been getting glimpses as to what's coming next. See you soon!
OH! And please don't forget about the HUGE CLEARANCE sale going on right now too! Only 1 more month to get all paper goods, and then they will be discontinued Dec. 2oth! So hurry if you want to catch them.