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"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in every moment." - Henry David Thoreau

This may be my all-time favorite quote! It's a perfect reminder to enjoy every moment, challenge our fears, and truly experience life.

I spent about two months completing the original ink illustration for this print. I would spend a little time on it here and there, during moments when I was feeling especially inspired, and paid a great deal of attention to tiny details. In addition to the hand lettering, it includes many aspects of nature: flowers, leaves, waves and sunshine. After finishing the illustration, I scanned it, and digitally colored it to give it a water color effect, using muted shades of yellow, aqua, green, and tan. It is among my favorite pieces of my work.

Illustration is printed with archival inks on acid free premium art paper. Print measures 8" x 10." If you would prefer an 8.5" x 11" size, please note this in the Message to Seller section.. Signed and dated on back of print by the artist.

Your print will arrive in a sealed archival sleeve with archival backing board.

(Art is unframed and unmatted. Framed images are display suggestions).






Live in the Present - Thoreau Quote Hand-Lettered Nature Illustration Print - 8x10


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  • Materials: art paper, ink, love
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