Introducing this special limited edition PRETTY PROJECT Card Box Set! It is a special collaboration between us and Kristen Aleida the local Winnipeg watercolour artist.
Our Original saying of "PRETTY SMART, PRETTY STRONG, PRETTY BRAVE" has been transformed by Kristen with her beautiful hand painted script and stunning watercolour flowers.
The Pretty Project Box Set includes 5 of this original collaborative design. All printed in Winnipeg, cards are blank inside and paired with dark lavish purple envelopes.
While sitting down and discussing this collaboration, I wanted to go with Kristen's signature style but chose to do special Gladiolus flowers. Gladiolus comes from the the Latin word “gladius”, meaning sword (the flowers grow all together on a beautiful spear/sword like stem). It is said that Gladiators wore the flower around their necks for protection and luck. This overall design symbolizes that we can be strong and mighty but yet delicate and soft. As women and girls we don't have to choose but can encompass all the amazing qualities of women and girls at once.
By purchasing and sharing these cards we are taking back the word Pretty that is so often what women and girls are reduced to. We are so much more than our looks.
We also have proceeds going back into the community to help build women up. For our regular PRETTY PROJECT pieces we partner and give back to Alpha House Winnipeg but for this special project we are giving back to the Winnipeg West Central Women's Resource Centre (WCWRC). They empower women, families, and the community to move from where they are to where they want to be.
Please read here to find out more about their organization:
All Printed here in Winnipeg, MB, CANADA