august original colortype #016: the gift of you
Since its release in 2014, 'The Gift of You' has become one of Brian's best-selling stories. This is the original colortype of the story. Though there are sketeches in his notebooks in previous years, playing with the handwritten text & the loose underlines like some of his favorite typography on handmade signs from rural areas throughout the US, this was his very first colortype for print.
9x12 colortype, graphite & gouache watercolor on acid-free stock. Signed & dated 2014 in pencil.
When you start to crack open, don't waste a moment gathering your old self up into something like you knew before. Let your new self splash like sunlight into every dark place & laugh & cry & make sounds you never made & thank all that is holy for the gift, because now you have no choice but to let all your love spill out into the world.