august original colortype #016: the gift of you

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.

This master is used for the contemporary print of the story at StoryPeople. It's also the version published in Something Like Magic.

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.