By Trix Wilkins
I was thoroughly excited to win a giveaway last year of one of my favorite Little Women quotes, designed by Tarissa of Pixel Berry Pie Designs – who this month is kindly offering a giveaway of her latest artwork for a reader of Much Ado About Little Women (that’s one of you!).
It’s been a great a joy to pick her brain for her thoughts on Little Women, how her company came into being – and given the choice, who out of the Little Women characters she’d have various adventures with…
Is there a story behind each of the Little Women quotes you have available? Why did you choose to turn these particular quotes into art?
T: When I create new artwork, I try to use quotes that speak to me. Maybe it’s a phrase that just sticks out because it’s a quirky/funny, or it’s something I truly believe in. The L.M. Alcott quote that I most sentimentally connect might just be this one: “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” (I think that may apply to me!)
How did Pixel Berry Pie Designs come into being?
T: My little graphic design company began back in 2008. I was actually inspired to start up an online shop (AKA: heavily prompted) by my mother, who wanted me to create some graphics for her own business.
Soon I was creating digital artwork for other people too – people who lived all over the world!
It’s been a thrilling ride. I’m always learning about new things by talking with my customers, and I love getting to work on innovative projects with visionary people.
And, of course, I consider all my customers as kindred spirits – because apparently, we’re into the same things!
Out of all the Little Women characters, who would you start a business or organization with? (And what?)
T: I’d start a library organization with Jo, providing food for the mind – collecting book donations from the shelves of the rich, to offer to those less fortunate – that is, those who have no books to read.
It would work as a library system, so that the books would be returned to our collection for others to be able to read again and again.
Maybe we could have a wagon of books to drive through town, with our revolving library cache, dropping books off wherever needed. What fun that would be!
How to enter the giveaway
To go into a draw to win a copy of Tarissa’s latest Little Women art of the above quote before August 31 (each of the below constitutes one entry – so the more the merrier!):
- Answer this question in the comments: Out of all the Little Women characters, who would you start a business/organization with? (And what would it be?)
- Follow Tarissa on Instagram @pixelberrypie
- Pop one of your favorite quotes from Little Women in the comments (it can’t be one you read in this post ;))
For those who love a sure thing, this artwork is 20% off through the rest of August. It’s available here in your choice of either Black Text on White, or in Chalkboard. Tarissa will ship an art print to our giveaway winner (US only – digital/printable design will be sent via e-mail to a winner outside the US).
Stay tuned for Little Women Giveaway #2 with Tarissa from Pixel Berry Pie Designs – Who in Little Women would you go on holiday with?