Birch trees were one of the sources of inspiration for the prints for my fall 2009 collection. I chose to use birch trees for my prints because they are a pioneer species and symbolize purity and serenity. With our present economic situation I thought it was important to address how people feel and create an image that made one feel refreshed, and re-energized. The colorways give the prints a nostalgic feel with their vintage hues. The prints will be printed on cotton, and made into garments for my fall 2009 collection.