Lisa Leonard started her business after her son was born with a severe disability and needed a creative outlet. I think the story behind her business makes me like this piece even more - but I was surprised to see that it wasn't an actual ink print (like a screenprint or something), it's literally printed on a paper. Though that's not surprising at the same time because it sounds like her business has been doing really well. I love the design - silhouettes get me every time and the use of negative space as the lettering is really visually appealing. It's a strong piece of art that would look great framed on my wall.
What really got me is this line in the description: "Lisa finds beauty in brokenness: her heart has been broken, stitched up, and is stronger than ever, which inspires each piece."
Lisa's other works can be found here!
I had heard of World Finds before but I didn't really do much digging into what it really was before. It's an artist collective that provides sustainable employment to hundreds of women in India. They get steady income, education and health care, which is really most important.
I really like this headband - especially the colors. It might take me a few tries to get the positioning right, but I love the design and it's just so authentic. It's made from recycled Kantha, which are the quilts made for centuries by Indian women. They would take the softest parts of all their saris and pieced them together with a running stitch to make blankets for their babies.
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