Gratitude Designs by Tara Dixon

2 Oct

A few weeks ago we made a stop into Aminah et Les Amis in TriBeca to check out the latest fall styles. By chance, Brooklyn based painter Tara Dixon was in there with her line of greeting cards. It happened to be my daughter’s birthday that day too. Tara commented on the cupcake t-shirt my daughter was wearing, when my daughter piped up that it was her birthday. Immediately, Tara reached into her collection of cards and handed my daughter a beautiful birthday card. It made my daughter’s day and she still has the card in her drawer. I started talking with Tara because I loved the artwork on the cards. It turns out she has a whole collection of cards and recently started selling pink and blue gingham alphabet cards at Aminah.

In 2011, Tara began Gratitude Designs, a company based on acknowledgement and gratitude. The company began with a series of paintings in which “thank you” was etched in the canvas as a reminder or mantra. The product line consists of canvases, t-shirts, jewelry, journals and greeting cards. Ten percent of the proceeds go to the Gratitude House, a non for profit organization that teaches children the tools of gratitude through. With one look at Tara’s amazing artwork, I started thinking of everything that I am grateful for and what an amazing life I am so lucky to have.
Below are a few of Tara’s Tara’s beautiful designs (click link to see more):

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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. All images with the exception of the the photo of my daughter and the letter cards were taken from Gratitude Designs. The information about Tara and Gratitude Designs was also taken from their website.

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3 Responses to “Gratitude Designs by Tara Dixon”

  1. Tara Dixon October 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Thank you.
    Thank you.
    Thank you!
    Jennifer, it was such a pleasure to meet you and your daughters at Aminah et Les Amis. Thanks for featuring my company, art and non profit here. I am truly grateful!
    All the best and in gratitude-
    Tara

  2. Tara Dixon October 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Aminah et Les Amis is located at 72 Warren Street between West Broadway and Greenwich Street. 212.227.0117

  3. Oceanaana November 12, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    It’s so inspiring to look at the pictures of these cards. Imagine if everyone received cards such as this in their mailboxes? They are the kind one leaves on the refrigerator forever, so beautiful, and such a phenomenal reminder to cultivate the spiritual power of gratitude in one’s life. Thank you for this article and thank you, Tara, for the amazing work you are doing in the world!

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