W🌲LD 🌎NE

W🌲LD 🌎NE

I did a thing. 

I had an idea many years ago and I’d like to share it with you. It was just an idea, an inspiration based upon how I feel inside and what makes me feel most alive. I have always felt like I have a “wild” soul. Not in the sense of being reckless but more so the sense of craving freedom, plus have always had a deep desire to be in wild places. I imagined the words “wild one”, except somehow incorporating nature. So I sketched something out quickly on my iPhone with the “I” as a tall coniferous tree and the “O” as planet earth, so I wouldn’t forget it. It was totally incomplete and messy.  I didn’t touch it or do anything else with it for years. Last year I decided I wanted to circle back around to it. I needed an artist, a very specific artist to help me “finish” this sketched out idea. Well, I found her! It took me months to decide if I wanted to invest in hiring her to finish this dream, l took the leap and sent her my sketch. I asked her if she could turn it into something beautiful. I shared my story and the heart behind the sketch. I wanted something I could put on apparel, reusable water bottles, etc. I wanted to create useful items, that speak to strangers through art, about things that make me feel alive, without even having to say a word – and perhaps these items could even start a conversation out in the world! Together, we created something that makes my heart sing! 

This illustration is a doorway . . . showing us what awaits us on the other side if we just step through the door. We incorporated many of the things I love – the ocean, mountains, jungle, night sky, trees, earth & flowers. Not just any flowers though. Two symbolic flowers. A flower in each of my parents favorite colors. One purple and one pink because they were the ones who instilled this MAJOR passion & appreciation of nature and exploration into me as a child. I wanted to honor them in this design as a token of gratitude. For even more context, the artist I hired is based in the UK, it is not uncommon for doors in the UK to come in shapes other than the traditional American rectangle. Imagine castles, abbeys, etc.

So if you consider yourself a “W🌲LD 🌎NE” too? Have been able to catch the vision and heart behind this inspirational design? Walk through the door and grab a shirt, sweatshirt, sticker or water bottle! Email me to see all the things or place an order. hilda.intothewild@gmail.com