I hope your week has been full of good times and great food. Today I wanted to share some artwork from one of my favorite illustrators out there, Andrea Pippins! If you’re not familiar with her work, you should be.
I first heard of this wonderful artist in 2008 when I was desperately trying to learn everything I could about my natural hair. After cutting off my 3-year-old locs, which I had gotten immediately after transitioning out of a relaxer, I was flailing like a fish on a dock. No one around me knew what to do. Thankfully, I had access to the natural hair movement online. Sites like Curly Nikki and Black Girl With Long Hair gave me the details I needed to make it, but when I stumbled upon Andrea’s site, Fly Girl Blog, my whole world changed. Andrea not only featured naturals from creative fields, but also shared design and illustration inspiration that kept me hooked.
Bright colors are my kryptonite once the weather surges out of arctic temperatures, which is where my best friend (in my mind) Andrea Pippins comes into play! Her work not only captures the summer for me, but it also just makes me feel good about living. Andrea has created coloring books about natural hair, personal development and now has a collaborative effort out with Jamia Wilson , the children’s book Young, Gifted and Black.
I have absolutely loved watching Andrea’s professional development as a fan. I hope her artwork brightens your day as much as it does mine! Head over to andreapippins.com to see more of her work!