“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." Mother Teresa
Posted by a Facebook friend, we realized that this mantra is one that we should strive to live by.
We noticed that from a very young age our oldest daughter was naturally more reserved and cautious. She did not seem the kind who would be outgoing and reaching out to build a social network. Naturally, we are concerned about her reservedness impacting her future in this brave new world we live in.
We also realized that she had a natural affinity to art, and more importantly, she loved art. When she was in kindergarten she asked to take a private art class! We wanted to develop and nurture that talent. Then turned the question of how do we get there and show her that her natural talents were appreciated by the world?
As luck (the Universe, a Higher Power, God) would have it, right under our noses, our cousin, Manpreet Pannu, had discovered her love for art, sketching, and drawing colorful, lively patterns designed to bring a little piece of happiness to her viewer. And we thought "Yes!" This feeling we get every time we see one of Manpreet's pretty designs should be shared with the world.
Thus was born Art-Princess. A place where you can find classically beautiful artwork to liven up your living space or your person. We envisioned colorful throw pillows livening up a minimalist couch or an eye-catching print to glance at as you walk out the door in the morning.
The best part of this our venture – my oldest daughter is not only drawing more, but seeking other art forms, like asking to learn how to do cross-stitch, crochet, and knit. We cannot describe the joy it brings us to have her sitting on the counter, chatting with us, while we make dinner and she sketches something of her fancy. Or when she sits in the rocking chair, making a crochet chain, while her younger sisters play dolls around her. Most of all, she is happy knowing that her parents support her love of art and her creativity.
All the featured designs are hand-drawn pieces by my cousin, Manpreet.
We hope you enjoy these designs and patterns that never fail to bring big smiles to our children's faces.