Shop Chum Bucket
Boy oh, boy do our Lilly Lovers have some strong feelings about this print name!! And our print designer Jeff, the ar-teest behind this print, will side with you on the eww-factor of the name – he’s not a big fan of the name either. But you guys know- we LOVE to have fun and Janie has quite the sense of humor, so this is just us sharing our “never-take-yourself-too-seriously” side. After all, Lilly is the creator of conversational prints and I guess that’s just what we have here! Here are some quick thoughts from Jeff about the print…
1. What inspired this print?
The print was inspired by the seaside vacations I took as a child. My family would wake up early (no lazy beach vacations for us!) and take walks/runs on the beach looking for whatever treasures would wash up from the night before. Often it was shells and little sea creatures but sometimes we found really cool stuff that my brother’s and I would inevitably fight over. (especially when it was money!)
2. How did you come up with its name?
For the record, I didn’t – Janie and the print team did and I swear, it was only to torture ME! But we all like a good laugh and they are STILL laughing about that one.
3. What secrets are hidden?
Because the print was inspired by my family vacations, I had to include a little treasure that reminded me of my mom. There’s a single violet tucked in the print because my mother always has a large planter filled with them on her living room window sill. (and she still does to this day!)
4. What materials did you use or combine to create the artwork?
Watercolor and a Sharpie, my favorite drawing tool!
5. What does this print say about the Lilly girl wearing it?
She understands “old school” summertime! The kind of Summer where your shoes are off all day long. …And she has a sense of humor!