Bee Optimistic Print

$ 40.00


We can’t control what happens to us in life, but we can control how we react to it. 

My dad brought that old cliché to life for our family in a most unusual way, and we’ll never be the same. 

During an emergency family meeting, my father told us that he had cancer while dressed as a…bee. (My mom was wearing a bee keeper costume.) The pair had worn the costumes at a Halloween party the night before, and decided to wear them again to “help take the sting out of the news.”

True story.

I made this art for my dad shortly thereafter. He asked me to make it into a pin that he could wear every day. I did, and he does. Now, my cancer-free father gives them to people all the time, people who’ve been impacted by cancer. It’s like he’s a volunteer at a marathon handing out water to the runners.

Because he is.

Fighting cancer is a hard race. Faith and hope is the water you need to keep going. When my dad hands out the Bee pins, he’s handing out hope. 

And a reminder that we all need to hear.

product details

This colorful artwork by Jason Kotecki comes in a variety of sizes.

11"x14" Art Print. Each stunning, museum-quality print is made on thick, archival, acid-free matte paper. 

16"x20" and 24"x30” Gallery Canvas. The fade-resistant canvas print is sure to make a statement in any space. It's a durable, satin-finished canvas hand-stretched on locally sourced wood frames. It features archival inks, black edges, and comes ready to hang.

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