stories from our fans

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i asked, and you responded! thank you so, so much to everyone who has sent in stories about their connection with fp! your stories, photos and artwork are beautiful – please keep them coming!

in the meantime, i wanted to share one of the very first emails i got, from sarah:

“I’ve loved FP since about 10th grade in high school and I think the reason is that in a lot of what you all do I see a reflection of myself – especially since reading the blog.  I think the things that inspire you inspire me as well. I recently graduated from UVA with a Studio Art major in painting… I’ve painted since I was little and love it for the creativity and self expression it allows me. My grandmother was also an artist (I still use all of her old paintbrushes and paintbox), so I also appreciate the special inner connection it makes me feel to her. My work is very free, whimsical, feminine, and I am in love with nature so very inspired by that as well. I feel that these are a lot of the qualities that I also see in your brand and that is why I am so drawn to it.. As for other interests, I am currently getting certified to teach yoga classes, love music and going to shows, fashion, snowboarding, anything outdoors and with my friends… I find your blog and everything about FP such an inspiration so just thought I would share the connection I feel to it :)”

and here is some of her lovely artwork:

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check out more of her work here. thank you so much, sarah!

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Comments

Sonali -December 28, 2010, 2:43AM

beautifull center

Sarah -December 28, 2010, 9:46AM

thank you for the post! :)

emily -December 28, 2010, 11:21AM

Love this! How do I send my story? It won’t let me! ??? Thank you!

Anonymous -December 28, 2010, 12:52PM

sarah- you’re welcome, thanks for sharing!!
emily – are you sending to blog@freepeople.com?

jess -December 29, 2010, 4:26PM

Her artwork is amazing! FP should put it on some knit shirts. Esp an oversized off the shoulder one.

Beka -December 29, 2010, 4:53PM

Absolutely beautiful work :) thanks for sharing!

Allison -December 29, 2010, 5:19PM

A wonderful little story, especially the part about using her grandmother’s paintbrushes. What a wonderful legacy to carry on!

donna -December 29, 2010, 9:40PM

i am in awe of your art sarah! it is simply stunning.

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