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Becoming Me + Best of the Web

by Grace Bonney


This has been such an exciting week for new books and book tours and all things publishing. So when I got the great news that Andrea Pippins was releasing a new book next month dedicated to discovering and embracing your best creative self, I was thrilled.

I’ve followed Andrea since her Fly blog days and absolutely loved her last book, I Love My Hair, a coloring-book ode to natural curly, braided and coiled hair. Andrea has done so much to creatively document, examine and honor her experiences as an African-American woman and I am so thankful to have her voice as a part of this community. On October 11th, her new book, Becoming Me, will hit shelves and bookstores everywhere and encourage people to live a creative life and find their own artistic voice through drawing, painting and writing. In addition to creative art prompts, Andrea’s book also gives you practical real-world tips for sharing your art online and to keep you working through creative blocks. I love the upbeat way she approaches the creative process and how easy it is to find your inner artist by following her colorful and creative prompts. This is definitely a must-buy for anyone who wants to nurture (or find) their inner artist or knows someone that should, too. Check out Andrea’s book here to pre-order a copy. I just picked up a few for early holiday gifts for friends and family. xo, grace




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  • RE: Stacy London’s article, I’ve heard it said “there’s nothing more dangerous than a woman over 50”. Having enough life experience to get past caring what other people think, say and do is a pretty empowering place to be. But I don’t agree that she is the ‘first generation of this kind of woman’, however I’m not surprised that she thinks so.
    As women age, they are isolated from younger generations by so many barriers. While she uses her mom as an example, clearly she needs to get out more and walk the streets where women older than she live and create. That’s the only way to see the bigger picture and share the collective wisdom and advice on the subject.

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