Monday, August 25, 2014

I Believe In Pink

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn
 
 Pink note pad and matching pencils, white plastic sign, pink girl 3 note card from The True colors collection with pink ribbon and pink butterflies
Pink Stationery:
Use these items for your FALL events.
  Pink note pad, pencils, and white sign from Michaels 
  Pink ribbon and butterflies from Hobby Lobby
  Pink girl 3 note card at my ETSY shop

Pink cadillac cake mix, pink straws, pink cake sprinkles, pink gumdrops, pink girl 3 note card and bookmark from The True Colors Collection by Noami Foster

Pink Party:
Use these items to personalize invitations, baked goods and gift ideas.
  Pink Straws from Michaels 
  Pink cadillac cake mix, pink gumballs and pink sprinkles from Target 
  Pink girl 3 note card and bookmark at my ETSY shop

See more products from The True Colors Collection at Etsy.
View the entire True Colors Collection Portfolio.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A spa for anyone

The right candle, soap and book, make for a relaxing time.
Green Girl 2 from The True Colors Collection
is a must with your reading material.

Green Gilr 2 bookmark from The True Colors Collection, The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis, stress relief soap and eucalyptus candle, both from Bath and Body works.

Bookmark:
     Green Girl 2 from The True Colors Collection.
Book:
     The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
Spa Set:
    Stress Relief soap from Bath and Body Works
    Green wash cloth made by hand (tutorial to come)
    Eucalyptus mini candle from Bath and Body Works

See more products from The True Colors Collection on Zazzle.
View the entire True Colors Collection Portfolio.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Little Nedra

What's new to the collection?

Green Girl 3 - Little Nedra!

My sister had only one birthday request: create a drawing just for her to add to The True Colors Collection using the color green. I've never taken a request before, but it is my sister who is not just a fan but a supporter.
Drawing, using prismacolor pencils, of an african american girl wearing a green head wrap and scarf
The weather was perfect at this years Denver Chalk Festival.
Even got quoted in The Denver Post.
street painting using dry chalk pastels of an Arfican American girl wearing a green head wrap and green scarf

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Something New - Something Borrowed - Something Blue

Blue Girl 2 from The True Colors will
compliment any Spring wedding party.

Blue Girl 2 print, note card and bookmark from The True Colors Collection by Noami Foster
Blue Girl 2 from The True Colors Collection  •  Prismacolor Pencils
Something New:
         Blue bracelets from Forever 21
         Blue purse from Street Level

Something Borrowed:
         Blue flip flops from Just Noami Christmas In July 2013 project.

Something Blue:
      Blue Girl 2 9x12 print, note card and bookmark. Shop The True Colors Collection.

See more products from The True Colors Collection on Zazzle.
View the entire True Colors Collection Portfolio.

Friday, March 28, 2014

When I hear music

Songs That Inspire...

The song inspiration for The True Colors Collection is True Colors written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly.
Over the years, songs that inspire, touch our hearts and have great meaning have been added to list of musical inspiration. Here's just a few. Hope you enjoy it.


True Colors Collection 7th Anniversary Spotify Playlist 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Patriotic Girl

What's new to the collection?

Patriotic Girl!

Last year I was invited to be an artist at Sarasota Chalk Festival, themed: "Legacy Of Valor".
I was asked by the event planners to create a piece representing children.

Patriotic Girl drawing unfinished for the True Colors Collection by Noami Foster
I had not completed the piece prior to the chalk festival, but I knew what I wanted the piece to look like.

Patriotic Girl 1st of chalk drawing at Sarasota Chalk Festival by Noami Foster
It rained the 1st half of the day when I started the chalk drawing. I had reduce the size a foot on all four sided to ensure the piece would be complete my end of second day.

Finished Patriotic Girl for The True Colors Collection by Noami Foster
This last month, I finally finished the Patriotic Girl. I had never used white Prismacolor until this piece.
I happy with the final results.

Like to see the entire collection? You can view the entire collection on flickr onejdesigns
I have the opportunity to travel the country participating in chalk festival: view a few on my youtube channel
Interested in a few pieces? Visit my online shops zazzle/onejdesigns and etsy/onejdesigns

Thank you for visiting my blog and for following the adventures of The True Colors Collection
~ Noami

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Out in the open

The Denver Chalk Festival was the first
chalk festival I had ever been a part of.

I always admired artist who could create beautiful works of art on the ground. For years I wanted to try it but never had the courage to do so. At the True Colors Collections first gallery show in 2008, I met one of the festivals volunteer during First Fridays and they have invited me to sign up to be an artist at the festival. As a kid a played with sidewalk chalk but never ever tried creating a piece of work. The first day I had so much anxiety about drawing out in the open where people could see everything you are doing; I was use to showing the final product.

Halfway through the day, I finally hit my groove and was able to relax and just enjoy creating. I met a lot of people that day, so humble and grateful that anyone would come out and draw on the ground. It was great energy between the artist and the public.

Pink Girl 1 Denver Chalk Festival 2008 by Noami Foster
See start to finish images of Pink Girl 1 - Denver Chalk Festival 2008

Thus, began my journey across the United States, sharing The True Colors Collection in a different way, being an advocate for children and youth through the arts and helping other organizations reach their financial goals. It has been a great blessing to have been able to travel and do what I love to do.

Check out my video about the collection - right here.



You can see the entire collection on my Flickr portfolio, view video from different chalk festivals on YouTube and see what brings me inspiration for the collection on my pin board.