I think this is my favorite illustration by Lavinia for the Pink Little Cloud.
“My beloved pink cloud, everything happens for a reason! You don’t have to be sad just because you are different from the rest. Every creature has its own fate, both in the sky and on Earth.”
—Cristina Donovici, The Pink Little Cloud, 2017
Here is another one of these wonderful and so colorful illustrations by Lavinia: The Pink Little Cloud and His Brothers.
“In the clear blue sky, in a big white cloudy house, lived six cloud brothers. Five of them were grey, while the other one was pink. The grey little clouds used to always laugh and make jokes at the pink one, just because he was different…”
Cristina Donovici, The Little Pink Cloud, 2017
Lavinia just told me that there actually is an English translation for the book in the making. I can hardly wait to read about the Little Pink Cloud in English!
PS: Above you see Lavinia with one of her Little Pink Cloud illustrations.
“Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. (…) The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization. A prominent educator tells me that fairy tales are of untold value in developing imagination in the young. I believe it.”
—L. Frank Baum, The Lost Prinzess of Oz, 1917, Introduction
My friend and wonderful artist Lavinia Iulia Falcan has illustrated a children’s book and I just love the Little Pink Cloud! So far the book is available in Romania and in Romanian only, but maybe it will we translated into English so that children (and their parents!) here can also enjoy Lavinia’s wonderful pictures.
I met Lavinia earlier this year at “Emerging Visions / Plurality of Expressions” in New York where we both exhibited our art. She loves colors and indulges in them in her paintings, illustrations, and murals. Check out her art on her webpage and follow her on Instagram and Facebook!