I always say a creative girl is a happy girl. So, this giveaway couldn't be any better! Enter to win the Chloe Pink coloring book series with a few extra goodies to encourage that special young girl in your life! And while you're at it, check out the latest reviews. Courtesy of BeachBound Books!
Wow! Right next to New York Times Best Seller, Pete the Cat is Pete the dog and her #BossGirl human BFF, Chloe Pink and their 3 coloring books to empower girls. We are thrilled and honored to make this list by Joyce Brewer of the Mommy Talk Show. http://mommytalkshow.com/georgia-childrens-book-authors/
Yay! I've got good news, girls. A state run organization for the arts has endorsed the Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Diary Club and added it to its statewide offerings.
The program is one of three available from teaching artist, Sharna Fulton, the creator of Chloe Pink. In an e-blast launching their new roster, the GA Council for the Arts said, "In an effort to provide up-to-date resources to schools and organizations, and to help promote the work of our state's best teaching artists, the Council has created a new and improved Georgia Teaching Artists Registry. Including 25 qualified Georgia teaching artists, the registry features artists who have a combination of extensive training and experience in their field, are available to work in schools and at organizations serving K-12 students around the state and have passed a background check to work in a school environment. The Georgia Teaching Artists Registry is now available on the GCA website.
Chloe Pink is a brand property, and leadership role model to entertain, educate and empower young girls to be self-confident and happy. "The idea is that if we instill in girls at an early enough age that their instincts are correct and their desires matter, they will be more confident and thus, able to pursue their goals and dreams not only as a young girl, but throughout every stage of their female life," said Sharna Fulton. CP the character was created by Sharna Fulton in 2006 and can be found in three activity and coloring books for girls on Amazon. Chloe Pink also offers daily messages of encouragement for girls on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more information about the Chloe Pink workshop to help girls build self-confidence through self-expression, click here.
Thank you to Brandi Shelton for lending Chloe Pink her bright and sunny tea shop - Just Add Honey - for last Saturday's tea party and book signing of The Chloe Pink and Brooklyn Doodle & Dream Coloring Book. If you like tea and happen to be in the Old Fourth Ward/Sweet Auburn District or near downtown, Brandi's shop is a must-see! In a farmer's marketish venue with ample space, huge big windows, a bar and cute tables to sit, you'll want to hang out there all morning long as we did. Or you can take your tea to go in a cute paper cup that comes with a cool filtered lid. Not only is it a wonderful spot for being creative, coloring and writing - as you can see by the pictures with me and the incredible group of girls aged 6 to 60 (plus one cute boy, Coach B) - you will LOVE the tea whether it's herbal, black, chai or what-not, Brandi has selected and blended the tastiest flavors. Try Black Coconut, Earl Grey Cream or Vanilla Chai. Yummy! XO, CP
Flip flops, pink feather pencils and a colorful blanket to sit on in the park. Join these three smart and talented book reviewers as they check out the new Chloe Pink and Brooklyn Doodle & Dream Coloring Book. Play the video to to hear what they have to say about how you develop self-confidence. Then, click here to read the review by their mother and top-rated mommy blogger, Mom of all Capes.
“What I try to do is encourage girls through the arts because I think it makes them more confident and helps them understand themselves better,” she says. “I think we are all creative,” continues Fulton. Especially elementary school girls: “They love to color and write, and that builds the self confidence needed to express yourself. With art, there is no wrong answer.”Read More
On Saturday, October 10, the NCS presented me with the Tom Gill Award at their annual meeting in Greenville, SC. As my husband and I had recently relocated to Denver, I was unable to make the trip back to receive the award. Following is my acceptance speech as read by Tim Oliphant.
Thank you to the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society, Tim, Doodle, Shep and fellow cartoonists for the Tom Gill Award for education.
Being recognized by the world’s largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists is an incredibly humbling honor. Not to mention, that the award is named after the exceptional talent of Lone Ranger fame and for everything Tom Gill gave back to his art students for 54 years. It's also special to receive it from my friend and art mentor, Tim O – whose talent and dedication to our craft are unwavering. AND before an audience of such richly gifted cartoonists like you who, to me, have it all – imagination, a way with words, artistic ability, a sense of humor and hearts of gold.
As for me, my cartooning career began in the summer of 2006 when I was sitting on a towel at Myrtle Beach and began to draw Chloe Pink. Little did I know then what a journey she'd take me on and all the friends we'd meet along the way over the next near decade. But because of the seven year old girl character in a pink baseball cap and her BFF, Pete, the terrier, I've been able to express my hopes FOR girls TO girls. To help them develop self-confidence through self-expression has been my goal, my passion. And because of the support of educators, parents and youth programming professionals, Chloe Pink’s mission of girl empowerment, has been possible. As a leadership role model for young girls, Chloe Pink has given me the incredible opportunity to work with and encourage hundreds and hundreds of talented, creative, self-confident, strong and smart young ladies at book festivals, libraries, K-5 classes, art workshops, Girl Scout meetings, after school programs! Not to mention, being invited inside personal Mobil devices, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages...to cheer on women who believe in and share with their daughters and nieces, friends and granddaughters Chloe Pink’s key message: Follow your dreams.
So in closing, thank you to the Southeast Chapter of the NCS. Because of your acknowledgement, I'm further inspired to keep on following MY dream – that of encouraging, educating and empowering tomorrow's young female leaders. And Chloe Pink and I sincerely hope you keep on following yours too!
Sharna Fulton, Creator, Brand Property and Girl Empowerment Programming.
"I love seeing artists learn their rights related to their creations." Meredith Ragains, Executive Director, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and founder of #ArtistsMakingADifferenceProjectRead More
Decatur, Georgia -- Sharna Fulton, creator of Chloe Pink was honored when one of her female empowerment cartoons, "Puddle" was selected and published on BeLeaderly.com today. More Chloe Pink cartoons will run on the women's leadership blog in the months ahead.
Be Leaderly is the online blog and brainchild of Jo Miller that 'offers career strategies to help you lead, climb and thrive as a rising woman of influence.' As a leading authority on women's leadership herself, Ms. Miller is a dynamic and sought-after women's conference speaker. Her company, Women's Leadership Coaching, Inc. offers workshops, webinars and coaching programs for emerging women leaders.
"I'm thrilled to have my art selected for Jo's blog," said Sharna Fulton. "The goal of Chloe Pink is to inspire and motivate girls of all ages to follow their dreams and that is exactly what "Be Leaderly" does. Not only is Chloe Pink lucky to be in such great company with the teachings of Jo and other talented contributors, BeLeaderly.com is beautifully designed, too."
When asked why Be Leaderly chose Chloe Pink for it's prized "Monday Quote Spot," Jo Miller said, "I think Chloe Pink has great life wisdom. She's playful and curious and represents the little girl inside us all."
"I feel like we're on a similar path," added Ms. Fulton. "Because empowered 'Chloe Pink' little girls grow up to become empowered 'Be Leaderly' women."
Chloe Pink™ is a character/brand property and the world’s youngest business coach for girls. Wearing her pink baseball cap and with her assistant, Pete, the scottie by her side, Chloe Pink knows a thing or two about pursuing her dreams. And encourages all girls to do the same. For art licensing partnerships in the women's and girls gift and apparel industry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org © Copyright Sharna Fulton. All rights reserved.
To book or find out more about Jo Miller's keynote presentations, click here.
It's official. Thank you Southwest Airlines. Chloe Pink and Pete and her creator, Sharna Fulton will soon we'll be soaring off to the 2015 Licensing Expo June 9-11! We can't wait to pack our powder pink luggage, jump into a taxi, get Starbucks at the airport and make many friends along the way during our adventure to Sin City. I mean...what's so wrong about a seven year old girl - Chloe Pink - following her dreams by sipping lemonade and nibbling on chocolate chip cookies poolside at the Bellagio? Just look for a little girl with a pink swimsuit, pink flippers, pink flip flops and giant Jackie O sunglasses with a little gray scottie terrier sitting next to her. If you're an agent or manufacturer and would like to say hi, please email email@example.com
Calling all reporters, paparazzis, curious types and nosy nancys -- that's a good way to be BTW -- the Chloe Pink #newsroom is NOW open. Click here to get your press pass for up-to-the-minute info (and even some historic footage), Sharn' is ready to answer your ?s about all things "follow your dreams-ish."
Atlanta, GA -- Just in time for the holiday season! Chloe Pink (TM) has installed its first in-store merchandising display at Salon Red Kids' children's boutiques in Decatur and Brookhaven.
Bringing Chloe Pink's message of "being every young girl's friend," the collection is also special in that its the first time Chloe Pink products - other than her activity books - have been made available within a brick and mortar retail environment. The line includes Chloe Pink books written and illustrated by Sharna Fulton along with Chloe PInk dolls, embroidered pink logo baseball caps and decorative Chloe PInk cartoon framed prints and decoupage plaques.
"I'm excited to have this opportunity to test market Chloe Pink (TM) and to see my first collection come together within such a smart, imaginative, fun and colorful space that kids and parents adore" said Ms. Fulton. "Chloe Pink is in fabulous company here with unique high quality toys, children's classic picture books, beautiful plush and more."
The felt dolls designed and hand sewn by the artist are an exclusive limited edition. Only six were made available - three per store. (Two have already been scooped off the shelves!)
Chloe Pink's popular doodle and journal books for girls, The Chloe PInk Doodle & Dream Coloring Book and The Tell Your Secrets & Stuff To Chloe Pink Diary are also available on Amazon.com and at the Chloe Pink Shop on her Facebook page.
Chloe Pink (TM) is a character brand licensing property created by communications professional, Sharna Fulton in 2006. Chloe Pink, the illustrated cartoon character is every young girl's friend. She's a seven year old independent minded girl who goes on adventures with her supportive BFF, a scottie terrier mutt named Pete. Together, Chloe Pink and Pete encourage every girl to believe in herself and follow her dreams.
To inquire about Chloe Pink licensing opportunities and how to put her to work for your company or organization that honors independence, self-expression and confidence for girls, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my favorite things to do is paint, but it's hard to find time. A few weeks ago I decided to give myself that gift -- a whole weekend of holding a Starbucks cup in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. So I bought a canvas and put one of my latest Chloe PInk sayings on canvas with acrylic. "You have everything when all you have is you." This idea came to me earlier this summer when I was having to undergo some tests for my tummy. Luckily, everything came back okay. But it made me stop and realize just how truly rich I am. After all, when you think about it, we have so much just by being alive...from coffee to animals to painting to a beautiful sunrise...Those are some things I have...What are some of yours?
If you know of a coffee shop --- hmm...there's that "coffee" word again -- or space that needs more paintings like this, please let me know. I have a whole series in mind for "You have...." paintings. I would also love to hear what "You have and maybe I can do a Chloe PInk painting about what you have, too! Email email@example.com
So you gotta blank page.
What ya gonna do?
It's a whole new day.
No time to be blue.
Erase your fears.
Just imagine what can be.
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
Imagine who you'll be.
Pencil in a dream.
Sketch it out.
Make the lines bolder.
Forget your doubt.
Erase your fears.
Just imagine what can be.
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
Imagine who you'll be.
Color the world with love.
Use elbow grease.
Dip your brush.
Paint a little peace.
Cuz you know you gotta erase your fears.
Just imagine what can be.
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
Imagine who you'll be.
Cut and paste a smiley face.
Spread glitter glue.
It's the art of your heart.
You've created you.
Copyright Sharna Fulton 2014. All rights reserved.
Thanks to Michelle Bud, a 12 year old 6th grader at Lilburn Middle School for submitting her poem, "Beauty" to the Chloe Pink blog. I really want to share it with you because of its totally Chloe Pink-like message. As for Michelle, she's been following her dream - another "Chloe Pink-like thing" - of writing since the age of 5. She says she wrote this poem "to get out that you can't rate a person's beauty." (Evidently, that's something middle schoolers do.) So, without further ado...here's Michelle's gorgeous poem. I hope you're inspired by it as much as I am. Sincerely, Sharna
Beauty by MIchelle Bud
Beauty is not something you can rate.
It's not a contest waiting to be won.
Beauty is something that is both inside, and out.
It's something that you see in nature, something you see in someone’s eyes, like the girl with tiny freckles all over her face, that you saw on the subway.
Beauty is not a rate for your approval.
Beauty is the fresh white winter snow that has just fallen, and has not been touched.
But beauty is not a rate, not man nor woman can decide, my beauty, or someone else's beauty because, the true beauty, is on the inside.
Thanks to the 4th graders in Ms. Phillips' art class at Nesbit Elementary yesterday. They helped me design tee-shirts for Chloe Pink. I wish I could hire them all to help me at the Chloe Pink studio. Kids love Chloe Pink because Chloe Pink loves kids! Follow your dreams girls and boys. Sharna
P.S. Click on the tee-shirt to see all of them.
In case you didn't know, Chloe Pink is a little girl, who with the help of her BFF, Pete the terrier, follows her dreams. But more importantly than that, she's here to encourage you to do the same! It's my hope that the new Chloe Pink website provides fun and inspirational content -- actually cartoons and eCards to motivate and uplift you. It'll also be the place for manufacturers and publishers to check out Chloe Pink and imagine how we can empower girls. And change the world together.