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April 03, 2019 2 min read

A few weeks ago, we released our Spring designs which included three new patterns perfect for warmer weather and brighter color palettes. Since each pattern we release is drawn by hand, each with its own story and inspiration, one of our favorite things to do is share a little behind the scenes look into each print. 

Today, we're excited to introduce you to Lisse, perhaps our most Spring-y pattern yet and one with no shortage of colorful inspiration to draw from. 

Our Design Process

Long before our patterns are ever printed on canvas, they're a simple pencil sketch. The process, the creative brainchild of our founder Viola, is playful, carefree, and creative, without room for mistakes or criticism. However, the design process isn't always as simple as it sounds. Sometimes our designs undergo hundreds of minute revisions until we feel they're just right. 

Here's a draft sketch of the print that eventually became "Lisse". 

All About Lisse

Lisse, as you can probably tell, is an abstract rendition of Spring tulips. More specifically though, Viola's inspiration came from the world's largest tulip festival, the Amsterdam Tulip Festival, which is held each year in a town called Lisse in the Netherlands.

Lisse is home to millions of tulips that bloom each spring in the most colorful and cheerful array of color. It aligns so well with our motto of "delightful living" that we couldn't help but turn it into a pattern of our own. 

The tulip festival is the perfect way to welcome Spring, and of course, we love the bright pops of color it adds to our versatile collection of canvas bags. 

Click here to shop Lisse in a variety of styles and products. 

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