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.
I am wife and mom, living in a quirky 90 year old house, with a full social life, a start up business, a burning need to draw and paint and… I have celiac disease.
Following a strict and super clean gluten free diet makes all of the above possible – well, at least it makes the attempt possible.
I can say this…it is well worth the trouble of following a gluten free lifestyle to have no migraines, no bone pain and the energy not only to enjoy my daughter, but the ability to get out of bed and face each day. And its the only way I would have anything left for my art. My art - that keeps me connected, grounded and whole.