The 'This Is a' series is a unique collection of humorous yet meaningful prints. From ducks to cows and kidneys to knapsacks they find inspiration and smiles in the most unusual places. We really hope you enjoy them.
The format came about from Fran's love of comic strips which started out as a child when he first discovered Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz. He is always searching out new cartoonists so please feel free to send your recommendations.
This Is A Cow has a simple message. Sometimes in life we are not where we want to be. we might also feel taken for granted. It's OK to close our eyes and dream. It's even better to take the steps to change because let's face it, you're worth it! We hope this print helps you connect with your inner cow and gets you thinking about where you want to be!
This Is A Duck has a simple message. Happiness comes from within. You don't have to dress cool to be cool or the like the right music or fashion. It's definitely an inner thing. If you're cool, sunglasses will only add to it. We hope this helps you find or affirm your inner cool.
This Is A Fish has a simple message. We can't all be great at everything but we are all great at something. The important thing is that we recognise and compliment the wonderful qualities in ourselves and others. The great Albert Einstein has to be name-checked here as it was a quote of his that inspired this print.
This Is A Flower has a simple message. When Fran drew it he had children in mind and was humming Harry Chapin's song 'Flowers Are Red'. Simply put, if we encourage kids (and adults) to simply be themselves and not get hung up on what they're not, chances are they'll blossom into a wonderful person.
We hope this helps you connect with your inner flower and sees you bloom because when you do we all get to go 'wow you're amazing!'
This Is A Heart has a simple message. Having your heart broken for whatever reason is a tough experience but one that life seems to think we need. Here, we can see the crack but the truth is, time does heal and whilst it still may be hurting, it's not as bad as it was.
We hope this print helps you remember that sunshine is on the way and you will feel better as time passes. (Note: We do recommend regular hugs from friends to help with the healing process.)
This Is A Sheep has a simple message. Just because someone decides to lead doesn't mean we should blindly follow. Likewise, just because something is a certain way or the contemporary wisdom states a certain viewpoint is not reason enough to accept it. We hope this print encourages you to question before accepting.
This Is A Young Boy has a simple message. It's easy to wish our time away thinking the grass is greener somewhere else. Who doesn't remember thinking how great life will be when we grow up and don't have to do chores and homework?
We hope this print helps you remember that the best time in your life is now and hopefully tomorrow will replace it as the best time in your life.