To my followers in the United States, Happy 4th of July! Do you have a barbecue or family gathering planned for today?

As we celebrate the birth of our country, maybe it would be a good time to hear from our founding fathers. Have you ever read the entire Declaration of Independence through to the end? I have to admit, the last time I visited the powerful words penned by Thomas Jefferson was way back in high school. It’s certainly a fascinating document and especially interesting when compared to current events. Take a moment today and read the words so elegantly stated by our third president: click here to read the Declaration of Independence.

In honor of Independence Day I felt compelled to create three contemporary designs based on the Stars and Stripes of our flag. I kept the patterns modern and not holiday themed, with no connection to any political party. Since I love star patterns, my goal was to create a repeating design that would coordinate with a variety of decors and be appropriate for any time of the year.

To see more fun accessories and clothing using my Stars and Stripes designs, visit LaRoach Digital Arts Shop. 

Oh, and if you want to watch a classic 4th of July movie, I recommend “The Music Man”, one of my all-time favorites! It’s available streaming on YouTube, Amazon Prime and Google Movies.

Stay safe and have a have a wonderful holiday celebration!