My husband gave me this print by Nikki McClure for Christmas. It moved me deeply because, at the time, I was napping daily with our 3 month old son, Leo. I soon discovered the rest of her work, which is equally inspiring.

From her website: "Her work depicts the virtues of hard labor and patience, which is inherent in her process as well as in the images themselves: weathered hands washing dishes, people sweeping, mothers caring for their babies, and farmers working the land. But there is also a large element of celebration, of taking the time to roll around in the grass and get wet from the early morning dew. The need for all of us to lay down on the ground, grab hold of the earth, look at the stars and dream. She magnifies the importance of simple things, like the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually taste it."

Nikki McClure is also the illustrator of the fabulous children's book "All In a Day" - perfect spring reading :)

Happy Easter weekend, everyone!


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