Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013! XO, Chloe Pink

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta


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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

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What's dancing in my head...XO, Chloe Pink

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta


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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Support Big Dreams. Shop Small! XO, Chloe Pink


There are lots and lots of female entrepreneurs who make and sell amazing products like Maria! Whether she make cupcakes or tee-shirts or bath salts or... it most definitely contributes to society! Yum....Cupcakes! According to Forbes, women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the last 20 years and tend to create home-based micro (less than 5 employees) and small businesses. Women will create over half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected to be created by 2018 and more and more are doing this from home offices across the country. It's never too early for girls to learn about entrepreneurship either. By coming up with a creative idea and then putting it to work to benefit others, girls gain economic and spiritual independence. Female entrepreneurs also fuel our economy by providing jobs to others and supporting their families and those who work for them. And that's good news for everybody!

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Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving From Chloe Pink on Behalf of Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

  
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

New! Doodle & Dream Accessory. The Chloe Pink Cool Cup.

Keep those dreams hydrated, girl! Our 22-fl. oz. Cool  Plastic Cup quenches your thirst as your reach for the stars in an XL way! Fill it with H2O, iced coffee, sweet tea, a strawberry smoothie or might we suggest, PINK lemonade. Complete with the Chloe Pink logo on one side and CP's favorite line on the back - "Follow your dream, girl!" Contact kelly4chloepink@gmail.com to order yours. 




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chloe Pink for Girls Inc.of Greater Atlanta

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Vroom! Vroom! Meet The Chloe Pink Girl Of The Week, A Mini Sprint Racer!

Congratulations to 11 year old Alison Slaton of Edmond, Oklahoma -- our Chloe Pink Girl Of The Week! Alison says "I race mini sprints and I like racing because I love the smell, sound, adrenaline rush and beating the boys.  Someday I'd like to race in the 'World of Outlaw Series!'"And I say, "Go Alison!" On behalf of the Chloe Pink team, thank you for following your dreams and being a role model to all girls! Your Chloe Pink Secrets &Stuff Diary is in the mail. XO, Chloe Pink (P.S. Send us your picture & story of a girl following her dream for next week and you just might be featured on my blog and get a free Chloe Pink Diary, too.) 



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Book Fair! XO, Chloe Pink

Thank you Hopkins Elementary in Gwinnett County for inviting us to your book fair next week. I had Sharn' make these bookmarks for all the kids...Yes. Even the boys, too. Because a girl isn't the only one who should read because she is curious because she is smart because she is a girl. Right? Pete is nodding his head and I'm sure you are, too. XO, Chloe Pink  


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Are you a Chloe Pink Girl of the Week?

Are you a girl 5 or older or do you know someone who is? You know who I'm talking about! A girl who is a special Chloe Pink girl -- somebody who follows her dreams. If that sounds like you or someone you know, then Chloe Pink wants to hear your story. She wants to hear your dream and how you are following it. Also, please tell her how it makes you feel to follow your dreams. She'll post your story and picture on her (Chloe Pink) Facebook page and you'll get a free Chloe Pink Diary. too. That way, you can write down even more about your dreams, which is a great way to help you keep following them! 

Send the following to kelly4chloepink@gmail.com or sharnafulton@gmail.com (Chloe Pink's helpers)
  • Your photograph (If you're following your dream in it, all the better!)
  • Your dream story: about 3-5 sentences 
  • Parental consent 

 
            The Breakfast of Champions - Scrambled Local Eggs with Canadian Bacon and Cheddar Cheese, served with a Blueberry Muffin, Fresh Fruit and Roasted Potatoes. Go Falcons, or Braves or whatever!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pink Hats Off To Malala. Pakistani Blogger Girl Not Afraid To Share Her Voice


It's all over the news this morning. A report on Malala Yousafzai, a courageous 14 year old girl who was shot by the Talabin on Tuesday. Why? Because she blogged about the need for girls' education. The Taliban didn't just plan to quiet Malala, but to also silence the hope and growing strength of her Pakistani sisters. It just goes to show how one single voice can be a pretty powerful thing.

The story targets my own personal mission in shrapnel effect. First, as a teaching artist, I bring a language arts program to Atlanta's 3-12 grade classrooms. The title of the workshop? You've Got To Blog It. Expressing Your Point-Of-View In A Digital Age. That's right. I encourage kids, the same age as Malala, to share their voice through blogging. That's exactly what Malala did and look what happened to her. (Thankfully, our country has something called "Freedom of Speech" and the students I work with need not worry about the Taliban disagreeing with their blog.)

While extreme, Malala's tragedy illustrates the point, "look what will happen to you if you speak up!" How many of us are afraid to share our own point-of-view, much less express it through blogging, lest we be fired at by angry words or disapproval from a particular group from whom we seek approval. It takes courage to reveal one's opinions and yet, the reward of speaking up is incredibly empowering. With each thought revealed to others comes a better understanding and therefore, acceptance of self. This is why I believe in my workshop. I want kids to gain confidence and know it's okay to express themselves and blogging is one way to do that.

Secondly, as the cartoonist of Chloe Pink™, a cartoon about girls, I'm committed to the progress of independence for the the female race. "Why girls?" you ask. The great New Yorker Cartoonist, Liza Donnelly, put it into words best for me at Cartooning For Peace last spring. According to Liza, "Girls are raised to not share their opinions in this world." "How messed up is that!" says Chloe Pink.

Very. Which is why Malala showed unfettered courage in sharing her voice against the ways of the Taliban and their backwards, infantile, old world thinking. She was making change for girls everywhere and making it easier for them to speak up, too. We pray for Malala's recovery as she stood up for girls and education. That was her dream.

What are your dreams, girl? How will you follow them today and in your future? What can you stand for like Malala to make the world a better place for yourself and others?
Sharna Fulton

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Honk 3 times if you have a dream!


I'd like to thank Kelly Wright Liddell, our genius Chloe Pink marketing director for thinking to do a car decal. And also POP! Graphics of Lawrenceville, GA for making them for the Chloe Pink team. Don't believe little cartoon girls can drive? Believe it! Just ask Pierre, my Beetle Bug. XO, Chloe Pink

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sparkle like the grass. XO, Chloe Pink

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Follow your dreams, girls on Facebook

Click on the picture to go to Chloe Pink's Facebook page for daily encouragement and support of YOUR dreams. XO, Chloe Pink, Pete, Brooklyn, Maria and JenBall

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You. Rock. XO, Chloe Pink and Pete






















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Saturday, August 25, 2012

"The pink check is in the mail," says Chloe Pink.



To me, August 24, 2012 was a landmark day in the history of Chloe Pink. And I say, "it was," because it "was" yesterday. It's over now, but I'll never forget it.

That's because Chloe Pink and I finally did something we've wanted to do for a long time if you consider six years a long time. I do.

It seems like ages ago--in 2006, when I first started drawing Chloe Pink at Myrtle Beach and one of my goals was to align with a nonprofit organization. I thought it would be so easy. Twirling my pencil between my fingers like a little mini baton, I threw my head back in the sea breeze and said "ha ha!" with an air of confidence that rarely comes to a newbie cartoonist sitting all alone on the beach. I'm sure I got some weird looks.

So what gave me this brilliant idea? A few things.

First, I was planning to sell literally hundreds of orders of Chloe Pink cards at my first show, the National Stationery Show in NYC. (Another erroneous newbie cartoonist thought.) I had so many then...and unfortunately, still do. Anyways, I'd met Joe Waters, Cause Marketing Guru. Joe had shown me along with, now, thousands of nonprofiteers and corporate do-gooders through his book, Cause Marketing for Dummies, the wonders of giving a percentage of your sales to a nonprofit organization. "How cool is that?" I thought. "I shall do THAT! For I am a do-gooder. Yes. Indeed. THAT is moi. And THAT is what do-gooders do! Yes! Chloe Pink will not only show girls how to follow their dreams," I declared to myself. "She will bring extra dollars to some very special nonprofit." Duh. It just made sense.

So, I called a few girls orgs. and left a few voice mails. Strange. I never did reach Billie Jean King, but I tried. Of course, nobody called me back and that was that. Besides the stationery show didn't pan out. No sales. No cause marketing partnership needed, right? I shelved CP for awhile until about a year later, a friend encouraged me to start anew.

After practicing my cartooning, recreating Chloe Pink as the "young girl" she was meant to be and starting a Chloe Pink blog and Facebook page, I bought a booth at the 2010 Decatur Book Festival. I had 2 months to create a book, self-publish it and get it ready for the show. And I did it! Things were finally starting to click for Chloe Pink as I received some amazing PR including a feature in the AJC and sold a ton of Doodle & Dream Books. But much to my chagrin, Michelle Obama or the president of a girls organization never walked past my booth that weekend, begging me to do Chloe Pink cartoons for their organization. Nobody! Shocking indeed.

So, I continued on...putting feelers out there on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. I had a few meetings here and there with people about Chloe Pink going to work with their organization, but there were no real bites.

Nada.

Zip.

Zero.

Zilch.

The Big Goose Egg.

I finally realized that maybe "they" weren't going to "come to me." I would need to amp it up a bit and go to them. Hmmmm...I started working on a general presentation, called an executive director at a local girls club and got a "meeting." I showed up ready to land the big gig. Problem is, she (the executive director) didn't.

Oh well. Heavy sigh. Not meant to be...back to the drawing board. Literally.

After getting feedback on the unseen presentation from my expert panel of family, friends and advisors, I repackaged it to make it better. I then I rolled up my sleeves to do some REAL digging on girls organizations in Atlanta. And then it appeared! A really, really, really good one. So I took a risk and did the thing I am more afraid of then almost anything else.

More telemarketing!

But let me tell you. This time it paid off. Little did I know Id been preparing all along for what was meant to be Chloe Pink's first important cause marketing partnership! That all the frogs I'd metaphoricall speaking, kissed so far, were only helping me prepare for the big party.

And what a party it was!

The Girls Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Awards was held yesterday at the Westin Perimeter North Hotel. A truly classy and glamorous afternoon soiree saluting 61 strong, smart and bold grown-up girl nominees who embody the values of Girls Inc. (In a nutshell or rather a clamshell pink clutch purse, their principles basically say that girls are entitled to be their best self and deserve to be supported by other people AND other girls as they follow their dreams. Girls Inc. says it so MUCH better in their Girls Bill of Rights. You really need to read it.

And once you do, you'll understand why I am so gosh darn proud to be affiliated with Girls Inc of Greater Atlanta if only for one day (that was yesterday.) And yet, I certainly hope this partnership goes on and on.

Thanks to the vision and gracious hospitality of CEO, Heather Rocker and her team including Molly Friesenborg and Bonnie Chapman, Chloe Pink got to be a part of it! Outside the glitzy Girls Inc. Awards ballroom, was a table just for me to present Chloe Pink and friends to 61 award nominees, plus tons of Girls Inc. sponsors, employees, members and volunteers.

Girls Inc. made posters with Chloe Pink and her friends asking women to fill in the blanks of what makes them feel strong or smart or bold. They printed a little take home Chloe Pink piece that sat between the water glass and salad fork at every place setting!

Best of all, my six year dream to "cause market"- yes, CM can be a verb -- finally came to fruition. Selling $200.00 worth of Chloe Pink books with 25% of the sales going to Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, I just wrote them a check for fifty buckaroos. I know. It's nothing but maybe a a few after school cupcakes -- Hey! Never underestimate cupcakes -- compared to the thousands of dollars Girls Inc. deservedly receives from major companies based here in Atlanta, but it's a start!

In closing, thank you Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta for letting us be a part of your amazing day and for letting me, let alone thousands of Atlanta's girls AND Chloe Pink follow our dreams.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Life imitates art or vice versa?



This past Saturday, was the Chloe Pink book launch for her second activity book, The Tell Your Secrets & Stuff To Chloe Pink Diary. What a fun surprise it was when Abby showed up portraying Chloe Pink and Kiyana came as CP's friend, Brooklyn with her signature sparkly headband and all!

Every time I see these girls together, they have big smiles on their faces. They are always implementing one or another's new creative idea. On Saturday, they handed out pink lollipops to our launch attendees and passed out pink strips of paper for them to put their dreams on and stuff in a pink bottle. Taking their hostessing duties seriously, they even made a label with directions for the front of the bottle.

All the while, they were encouraging each other to be their best selves. They are true friends! So, this little cartoon is a salute to you, Abby and Kiyana.

Two "true originals." Follow your dreams, girls!

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