ABOUT THE COLLECTION

In case you didn't know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Because my mom is currently recovering from her final chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed last March, I wanted to do something special this year. To raise awareness and support for this disease, I've created a limited time only collection in which all the proceeds will benefit the Winship Cancer Institute where she has been receiving treatments. You can learn more about Winship here. My hope is that this series allows you to support someone you love!  

ABOUT THE DESIGNS

I went back and forth on how I wanted to go about this, and ultimately decided on an exclusive, limited time only series of illustrations that were reflective of the cause. I wanted to create something representative of breast cancer awareness, but also didn't want the pieces to look like promotional posters. You may have noticed I have a thing for ginger jars lately (see here), so I decided to try creating ginger jar patterns inspired by the breast cancer awareness ribbon emblem. To me, making the ribbons a part of the piece in a subtle way almost feels more special-----it places this reminder of strength, courage, and hope within something everyday (like a ginger jar). As an extra touch, I made all the flowers pink (since pink has become symbolic of breast cancer awareness)! 

As you look through the collection here, you might be wondering why there are five prints and what the names "flowers from _______" are about. Well, I started simple with just one flower design, and then decided three would be a better number, and then before I knew it I had settled on five: one to represent each child in my family. This way, we can all show our love and support for our mom. 

You can shop the collection here throughout the month of October. Even if you don't know someone impacted by breast cancer, you can shop knowing that your purchase will impact the future of cancer research and care.   

 

 

October 12, 2016 by Evelyn Henson