Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

S'il vous plait. Join us at our next "Doodle and Dream Tour" stop this Saturday, October 23

Dear mon amie: As you may know, Chloe Pink™ adores everything French. The Eye-ful tower, baguettes, berets, her pink scarf, the sound of the language, Monet and Matisse, french onion soup, lavender and on and on and on....So it's no wonder she'll be hanging out at one of her favorite french cafes (la Madeleine) this Saturday sipping a cappuccino and nibbling on a mini lemon tart. Stop by to meet her creator, Sharna Fulton and get your signed copy of The Chloe Pink Doodle and Dream Coloring Book. We'll also have a fun art activity and a few other surprises. Just click on the la Madeleine logo for more details. Then, stop by! And we'll show you how to hold a croissant in one hand and a crayon in the other.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A CEO, football player, artist and more. Students at Hope School of Excellence have high hopes

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do a Chloe Pink book signing event at Hope School of Excellence, a private school in Conyers, GA.
The event was arranged by Beth Ogle, a kinder-
garten teacher at Hope and sister of Russell Bingham, my barista friend at Loganville Starbucks.

When I launched The Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Coloring Book at the Decatur Book Festival, Russell brought his sister, Beth to meet me. They each bought a few books and Beth (Ms. Ogle) invited me to come to her school with my book. How is that for support? Amazing!

The day was truly special as Ms. Ogle and her fellow K-5 teachers had sent home a note with their students to prepare them for the book day. Each student had also received a blank template of "What's My Dream?" to create a drawing on and bring that day.

As you can see by the work posted here (only a sampling), Hope's students are talented in their ability to express themselves with words and pictures. Even more exciting to me though was that every student I met at book day knew exactly what their dream was. Some even had two or three!

I wrote the Chloe Pink book to inspire and encourage girls and boys to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams. But with so many arms in the air after I asked who had a dream to share, I think it was me who was truly inspired!

Thank you, Ms. Ogle and fellow teachers at Hope School of Excellence for all you do to educate and encourage tomorrow's business leaders, athletes, artists, parents, teachers, designers, merchants, etc. And thank you for letting Chloe Pink and I be a part of it!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Press Kit "To Do" List by Chloe Pink

Dear Sharn': I see you over there picking lint off your sweater and finishing off a bag of potato chips. We need to get the word out about my "Doodle and Dream Book Tour" asap to book stores, retailers, girls orgs, schools and afterschool programs asap. As you know, this tour is essential in order to promote self confidence and creativity to girls and boys. In just one month's time, The Chloe Pink Doodle and Dream Coloring Book has already been to the Decatur Book Festival, Borders Book Store in Snellville, Learning Express in Buckhead, Sparkles and Hope School of Excellence. But this is only the beginning, cartoonist woman/girl or whatever you call yourself. Oops. I see your sharpie leaked in your shirt pocket. That's permanent ink. Ouch. But as I was saying, more kids need to know how to doodle and dream. Yes. I said kids. That includes boys, too. Owen Green and I had a talk about it. And he's on board, too. So let's roll-up those shirt sleeves and get to work. Once you get these pieces ready for the press kit, we can put them into a PDF file and load them onto our new website that's coming soon. Remember. Baby steps. That's all it takes. If anyone can do it, you can. XOXOXO, Chloe Pink, the cartoon spokesperson for girls aged 3-103. P.S. I've cc'd Kelly, your art rep and Peeblet, your PR advisor on this, so you really have no choice but to follow through.
Copyright © Sharna Fulton 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"There's no such thing as a bad hat day," says Chloe Pink

Chloe Pink is the cartoon spokesperson for girls aged 3-103. She wants every girl to be happy. And she believes that the key to finding happiness is in following your dreams. Not your mom's dreams. Not your dad's dreams. Not your brother, Ralphie's dreams. Not your Aunt Margo's dreams. YOUR dreams.

So how do you do that? Good question. Well first, you gotta' have some guts. That's why CP will tell you to believe in yourself. One way to do this is to know exactly who you are and what's important to you. If that sounds a little tough, it is. You are a very special and unique individual and there's a lot for you to know about "you."

It requires a little thinking, a little investigation, a little soul searching and listening to your heart. Yes. Your heart really will tell you. You just have to stop and listen to it.

Chloe Pink advises girls like you to be curious about life. It's the only way to find out what truly makes you happy (and gets your heart to talk to you.) For instance, just imagine what a great ballerina would have been if she had not laced up a pair of ballet slippers just one time. Or what about someone who is a really good artist? What if she never picked up a paint brush? Or what about a girl who grows up to be scientist who comes up with cure for a disease? What if she had never had a chance to look through a microscope? The list goes on and on and on.

Chances are you may have an inkling -- that's a funny word for "idea" -- what you want to do in life. It sort of comes out of knowing what you are good at and what makes you happy. There's that happy word again.

Anyways, one thing's for sure. Chloe Pink has a zest for life. But not everyday is perfect for her. No way, Josie...or ____________ (insert your name here if it's not Josie.) It's not that way for anybody. Thankfully, she knows that Pete's got her back. Always. A scottish terrier mutt, Pete is CP's faithful and loyal supporter through thick and thin. She doesn't really know what that saying, "thick and thin" means. She only knows that it sounds very definite and official. Even when Chloe gets cranky, Pete doesn't take it personally. He knows Chloe Pink adores him and he feels that way, too. It will never change. Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever. Never.

Here's a mini bio on Chloe Pink:

Favorite clothing item: Pink hat.

Favorite color: Need you ask?

Why the scarf: Chloe Pink loves everything French and French girls wear scarves. Wala!

Favorite activities: Hanging out with Pete, going on nature hikes, being kind to animals, playing sports, rooting for girls like you to succeed and being creative.

Favorite art supply: Magenta crayon

Her philosophy: "There's no such thing as a bad hat day."

Stay tuned for more about Chloe Pink and Pete and their new friend, Owen Green.

Copyright © Sharna Fulton 2010. All Rights Reserved. Owen Green

Monday, October 4, 2010

Meet total prepster, Owen Green

Owen Green is the ying to Chloe Pink's yang. When she says tomato, he says "toe motto." But they actually get along pretty well. Wearing khakis, penny loafers and his tortoise shell retro 60's eyewear, Owen is stylish and preppy. He's also extremely organized and has a highly developed system for packing his messenger bag for school each day. Constantly worrying about global warming, the fact that his last name is "Green" is merely coincidental. Owen is theatrical and pretends he lives on Martha's Vineyard. He even plans to go to an Ivy League college like Harvard or Yale on a croquet, tennis or running scholarship. He'll probably be an architect or a fashion designer when he grows up. He's also an expert on pop culture. He can tell you every show on Broadway and what book titles are on the "New Day Times" bestseller list. In fact, he reads the "New Day Times" every morning. His favorite TV shows are Project Runway, Glee, Morning Joe, Top Chef and Meet the Press. He refers to things he likes as "vintage." For instance, he'll say things like "this organic peanut butter is so vintage!" Owen can be a bit temperamental and moody sometimes. He's been known to throw little fits like the time he found a fruit roll-up with high fructose corn syrup in his lunch bag in the school cafeteria. (It was packed by his mother, Brooke.) He even lashes out at "The Brookster," as he refers to her fondly and sometimes not. Most recently, it was when he found one of his 53 assorted colors of "Rocket" brand pique knit polo shirts folded incorrectly. Still, all the girls love Owen. He's their go-to guy to find out what shoes to wear with a new party dress, the best place to go for ice cream and how to design cool paper airplanes.

Copyright © Sharna Fulton 2010. All Rights Reserved. Owen Green

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