Message from the Artist: Blankets crafted into nests to sit upon, plastic eggs beneath us. Patient mama bird. Driveways carved into gravel, metal cars running round and round. Our first wheels. An imaginative world of children, friends together.
Crawling through tunnels apparently woven by animals in thickets, just the right size to wiggle through. Climbing into trees to watch for approaching ‘enemies’. Tucking into piles of hay as a mama cat does to hide her kittens. Rolling with buddies, laughter and dust. Scaling the ladder to the top of the barn – our super-secret special place. Our first attempt at a house of our own.
Spiders and beetles, birds and mice – they didn’t worry us all that much – the desire for play was stronger. The critters must have watched in awe: these wind-swept children, scrapes and raspberries, racing the sun, skipping meals. Crafting the world with boards and branches. Wild freedom.
Boots in the mud, secrets shared, burns whipped into legs from racing through tall weeds in shorts – raised nettle bumps, connecting to make mesas on our skin. Mud makes the itch go away.
Returning home with dirt to the knees, webs in the hair, scratches on arms and soil between toes. Wild and run, tan and tired. Unconsciously grateful for Nature’s watchful eye and protection. Content. Friendship. Childhood.
A print from the Wild Tenderness Collection. Your print will NOT have a printed watermark on it, of course.
~Choose a print size above.
~Paper/Canvas print details below.
~Prints are made from original paintings.
~Prints will not have a watermark.
~Paper prints ship in 1-2 days.
~Canvas prints ship in 4-6 days.
Paper Prints are created on smooth, heavy, matte (not shiny) paper. Archival means they are acid-free and will last a lifetime. Paper prints are autographed and packaged in an acid-free sleeve. Prints up to 12x12 inches include an acid-free board for safe arrival in a stiff mailer. 13x19 inch prints are sleeved, rolled and shipped in a heavy-duty tube. If your order includes a 13x19 inch print, additional prints will also be rolled.
Choose THIN or THICK margins on your paper print (see image above) ~ thick margins act as a “mat” or “spacer” when your print is framed. Thin margins allow for a larger printed image and can be framed with or without a mat.
Stretched Canvas Prints are on high quality cotton for amazing sharpness and quality. Stretched Canvas Prints have 1.5-inch edges printed in a rich dark color (NO white margins). Stretched Canvas Prints are the closest option you can get to an original painting.
Stretched Canvas Prints are wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. They arrive with a hanging wire on the back. No framing necessary.
Please allow 4-6 days for your Stretched Canvas Print to be carefully created before shipping. See Stretched Canvas Print Samples
If you don’t see a print that makes your heart sing, consider having a custom original painting created, inspired by your family. Learn more.