There's two ways of looking at our lives. We can see ourselves as this small little boat bobbing up and down on the huge ocean. I imagine that perspective is daunting especially if you have dreams and aspirations. The other way to look at is that we are in our little boat but we have this expansive ocean in which to roam. Endless possibility and choice that we can only begin to imagine. So if that's you in the little boat, we hope this helps you see the myriad possibilities that you can achieve.
This print started life out very differently. It was a sketch called 'I Will Find You' with squares instead of hearts. There's a blog post about it here. Ah but life changed and so did the piece and title. This is one of Fran's personal favourites and we hope you like it as much as we do. We also hope you find them if you haven't already.
Mark Twain is one of those people you'd love to have had over for dinner. He had a way with words and a way of encapsulating great wisdom in a few words. Fran, had this quote in his wallet for years but it was only when asked by a customer to do a print of it that this piece came to be. Initially the customer wanted the quote and this image but Fran felt it didn't work and drew this instead. We love it and hope you do too.
It can be hard to let kids make their own mistakes. As adults and parents we want what's best for them but at the same time we want to direct them along the right path. There lies the dilemma. What is the right path? We may have a sense of what we think it should be but that doesn't mean it's right for them. If we can encourage our young people to pursue a life that makes them happy and good people, then we have to trust they will use our support as a starting point to draw their own map.