Monday, November 26, 2012

Praline Pixies

After receiving many requests for my princesses, super heroes, and fairy tale characters on t-shirts I have created a place just for that.  

Introducing Praline Pixies... 
"Here you will find my original watercolor illustrations of young african american and multiracial girls as princesses, super heroes, and fairy tale characters. I am inspired by my daughter who at 3 thought all princesses and beautiful girls had yellow hair and peach skin. I started creating so she - and many others - can see that beauty is not confined to one look.

I believe they have a very positive influence on how young girls see themselves. I have been told by so many clients that their daughter thinks the painting is them. So they get to see themselves reflected as the beautiful princess, instead of a constant stream of images that look nothing like them. 

Life is certainly not all about beauty, but if young girls can grow up appreciating who they are and the beauty that they have, it will help them to grow into strong and confident women. "

My art prints are collected by buyers worldwide, hoping that the t-shirts and fun products available will find homes all over the globe.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Reflections

Before the holiday weekend is in full swing I am taking a few moments of quiet reflection to consider all that I am thankful for.

I am thankful... our house stood strong during the wrath of Sandy, as so many others were not that fortunate.
Thankful that we were without power for only 8 days.
Thankful that our curbside tree fell into the street, and not the other way.
Thankful for a strong and helpful community.
Thankful for the supplies we did have on hand.
Thankful for our library where we and hundreds others found refuge, power, and recharging each day.
Thankful I had made all my October deadlines before Sandy forced me to take a 2 week vacation(?)
Thankful for our friends who invited us to their home each day.
Thankful that these friends have a gluten-free home, and that was one less thing I had to worry about.
Thankful for Betty at the fish counter for giving us 2 bags of ice when we couldn't find any.
Thankful to be illustrating for Simply Gluten Free Magazine.
Thankful for the GF community I have found on Twitter.

Thankful for my family, my friends, my husband, my daughter.
Thankful to anyone still reading my list!  :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful gluten-free Thanksgiving Holiday!