Celebrating the luck of the Irish today!
While Audrey Hepburn was British and born in Belgium so not actually Irish (though her stepmother was, in fact, Irish)—we think this print on green paper is perfect for today. In fact, when the work of the day is done, we'll be spending it in the garden tending to any freeze damage as best we can. It's been unseasonably cold in the South, and many plants are paying the price. It's the only time of year in the South that it's socially acceptable to spread your linens all over the front lawn *laugh* Hoping for the best and anticipating warmer weather any minute now!
Our Hepburn letterpress print was hand pulled on our 105 year old Venus the Letterpress (our Chandler & Price 10x15 platen press) with a metallic copper ink for the botanical elements and a dark brown (with copper in the mix, though it's hard to see) for the type. The paper is a spring fern green, an American made cover stock by French Paper. The quote is set in calligraphy and hand styled type—and it betrays our feelings every early Spring when it's time to start the seeds and dream of the many wondrous things popping up in our gardens.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, all!
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.