"Culturally Conscious" illustrations celebrating the American aspect beholding an African American actuality.
"Simple Pleasures" is offered as visual praise to the seemingly innocent deeds, choices, and expressions that layer an individual to define values and shape character; occasions sought after to realize and/or share happiness, pleasantness, and an overall sense of self-pride and belonging.
I welcome you to make these illustrations your art - please enjoy.
"Dreaming of the Day" celebrates the aspirations of all youths in pursuit of their chosen life's career. These illustrations applaud all that's required to meet with success, and present an expansive panorama as to what prominence is achievable for African American youth.
Here is your invitation to relax, create, and conjure into reality the quest of your dreams - a personal finishing of these inspiring 3-dimensional illustrations.
Thank you, and enjoy
Proudly Parenting motivated me unlile any other coloring book project. I conceptualized and designed this coloring book to applaud the parental effort of guiding children along a path that short-circuits mistakes yet stimulates self-propulsion towards a healthy and fulfilling life; an effort best accomplished by parental involvement. Involvement in the nurturing activities that are meaningful to mom and dad, and also involvement in activities that allow the children to discover what is to become meaningful to them. To blend this involvement into a shared exchange and appreciation of the interests of each member . . . serving as connective tissue - to unify and secure the bond that is Family. This is vitally important.
Anthony Luvonne Ingram
The Super Powers possessed by a Super Hero or Heroine may be fictional however, there is nothing fictional about the importance these images have on the development of a child's Self-Concept: how a child sees its-self, thinks about its-self, feels about its-self - contributing to how a child slots his or her self into a societal role. And if any form of media conveys to a child that his or her race isn't suitable for the role of protecting society against threats - the unconscionable acceptance of this leads to an overall unfavorable development of self image and self-esteem . . . here's to those formative first 5 years of a child's development.
Free for All
In the same breath you take
sun’s rays received
and laughs you shake . . .
It makes you happy
Fresh Air, Sunshine, and Play
Outside in the thicket
there is nature
with a magic to share
young again Mind, Body, and Soul
this being no trick
An adventure of all sorts
principle of the night’s slumber
awakening a healthier you
together inspiring ideas and friendship
now wits stimulate for more
carried by the breeze
away to an extraordinary
When Wooing - 2023 release
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