Vocals by Caroline Brasfield – Carter
Written by Nicki La Rosa and Caroline Brasfield – Carter for original”Li’l G” cartoon series about choosing gratitude no matter what!
“Li’l G” Children’s book and digital cartoon concept were created in 2009 after the passing of my beloved cat, Jimmy.
The story is about facing the loss of an animal friend by choosing to focus on the time shared with him rather than as a ‘loss.’ It will be one of the first series to run on Gratitude Tree Network. Contact Nicki for details or to sponsor the show!
Thank you Caroline for lending your beautiful voice to the Li’l Gingle!!
“A LOTUS BLOOMS IN TAMPA BAY,” had it’s last moments on the walls of the Bamboozle Tea Lounge March 12, 2015. As I gently removed each peace, a tender wave of deep gratitude washed over me. For an entire month, some of my most cherished paintings and captured moments were activated by a public audience. I’m honored and moved by the supportive community of friends new and old, local businesses, and the abundance of social media fans who sent their good vibes from as far away as Hawaii! Yesterday’s Tampa Tribune ran a wonderful piece written by Laura Cone about the exhibit and my history. You can find the March 11, 2015 Tampa Tribune article here.
Many of the pieces featured from the exhibit are still available for purchase. PLEASE use the ‘contact artist’ button for inquiries. Even after the exhibit comes down, sales from these pieces will go to the causes below.
“Whalecome Home” is an early piece painted for my brother, Jonathan in San Diego circa 2003. The title came to me after the purple whale popped out at me. He is somewhat leaning in as I imagine a butler might to offer to take one’s coat. Other parts of the painting have always indicated the gathering of creatures was a joyous reunion of some kind. Especially the yellow smiling mop-like gal standing just behind the butler whale. What do you see? I hope you enjoy Whalecome Home as much as I did painting it! Thank you for lending your eyes and heart to the image. It’s only as alive when you gaze upon it!
There is a very long story behind how and why I was able to create this shot from the Penthouse of the Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL. The Pink Palace is an old hotel with many spirits…the branches you see in this shot were gathered locally and placed just so in a vase. The sun aligned itself just so… and so I snapped the shot for you. 😉 Thank you and I hope you enjoy! Incidentally, this piece was my first sale at my first Tampa Bay local exhibition, “A Lotus Blooms in Tampa Bay.” Yay!