Monday, March 1, 2010

Chloe Pink is a cartoon spokesperson encouraging girls of all ages to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams. So, when super ingenius Pamme B. at TrackAhead suggested I do a Chloe Pink series for Women's History Month, it seemed like a no-brainer to me. Thanks TrackAhead!

Chloe's salute to these feminine leaders takes off in acrylic on canvas entititled Girls Who Aim High. I wanted to do a throwback to vintage posters with fun typography and bold images. It just seemed like an old fashioned airplane was the perfect eye-catching visual to begin with. What's more, I couldn't think of a more courageous woman than aviator, Bessie Coleman. After all, she flew! But first, she faced adversity in pursuing her dreams twofold -- both as an African American and as a woman. Bessie went on to found a flying school for women saying that she didn't want others to face the difficulties she faced.

There are lots more like Bessie! And the rest of the series will feature mainly cartoons in line art. (Paintings are so much fun to do, but just a little too time intensive.)

I look forward to illustrating the achievements of our trailblazing sisters. In sports. Politics. The arts. Etc. These are
women who listened to their own hearts and minds and made something truly special of their lives. They are role models for other women and girls. They are role models for me!

If you have any ideas of women before 1920 you'd like Chloe Pink to salute, just let me know.
And feel free to weigh in on what Bessie Coleman's achievement means to you.

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  1. Oh my gosh, this is so, SO great!!! I absolutely love it!

  2. Thanks Danine. Enjoyed reading your Women's History Month blogging as well at Everybody check it out!

  3. okay, how about:'wha

    She was an ambassador who dined with the President, and yes, she was also someone who we would know as a transgender woman today, although the cultural differences make that translation inexact.


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