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Rendered in rhyme and colorful imagery, “My Colors Inside” shows a little girl who unafraid to express herself, vividly changes colors in sync with her feelings. With huge expressive eyes, she impishly looks up from the pages and lets her true colors shine for all to see. Her eyes are none other than the author’s own, pasted on to create the illustrations. And so, in this her second book in her series, you’ll find Alex Mitchell herself looking up from the pages as if to nudge us to see if we too want to be “wild” again. For in “My Colors Inside” she encourages fearlessly expressing ourselves in order to recover lost feelings of who we are deep down inside.
“No one can be better at being you than you,” she asserts in the book’s closing commentary, where she reveals her personal thoughts about growing up, feeling wild, and being real. This bilingual poem picture book’s creative spirit, style, and timeless message are alluring to all ages. All the illustrations are reproduced from the artist’s hand-painted originals. A complete translation into Spanish is included.
Watch the “My Colors Inside” book trailer: https://youtu.be/yc7qzR-DP6g
The artist and inspirational art-book author Alex Mitchell is a born storyteller who loves using her imagination and creativity to share her life through art. She has created a series of three poem picture books that explore emotional intelligence, encouraging readers to identify their true emotions with regard to self-love, self-expression, and self-worth. Her books “Go Ahead, Be A Monster, But Don’t Forget To Smile” and “My Colors Inside” are followed by “Are You Ready Little Caterpillar.” She writes tender, humorous poems for readers of all ages and delights in coming up with the perfect way to illustrate them. More books are in the works as Alex Mitchell continues on her artistic journey of self-discovery. Shaped by her background in interior design and theater, her artwork is all about loving process, color, materials, and creating harmonious designs. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries in the United States and in Europe.