Texas-Sized Courage


Because storms come and waters rise and in the middle of the flood we all need words of hope inscribed on our hearts.

I've loved words every since I discovered them.  I memorized them from dictionaries and poured over prose and poetry in literature.  I've written them in journals and splashed them on computer screens.  I've lettered them and painted them and found myself in process. But you really don't own a word until it is etched deep on your heart.  So deep it gets infused into your marrow and overflows into your living and walking and being.

For years now, I've selected one word to frame my year by.  Our words really do frame our worlds. So we need to choose them wisely.  I've been developing this collection for a while.  It wasn't due to go live until early fall. But the situation this weekend in Texas changed my timeline. 

I know first hand Texas is a state you don't want to mess with. I moved 1100 miles away from my Florida home at 17 years old to attend Baylor University.  My five years in Texas were foundational to all that came after them. So when Harvey decided to sucker punch the Texas coast, I know one thing: the courage of the Texan spirit is no match for the most devastating flood in US history. Texas has a dear place in my heart and is in many ways a home away from home

I'm launching our Inscribed collection early with a special Texas bluebonnet inspired version of the word Courage. Courage celebrates the courageous resilience of a state you truly do not want to mess with.  All the profits that come in from sales of the Texas Courage art print and greeting card will go to relief efforts supporting communities most affected by the storm and flooding.

Take Some Courage Home With You

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