Anne Baird is a self-taught artist who's been painting and writing since childhood. Her chosen media for her unique line of greeting cards is watercolor, ink and colored pencil.
As an adult, she spent 8 years as a teacher and school administrator while raising her family. She's the author of 11 successful published children's books (William Morrow and Simon & Schuster), and is a freelance artist and journalist who has worked for three small newspapers and for private clients.
Her GODDESS CARD line grew from a birthday card she created for her daughter, Amanda, who was a curvy beauty in the Land of Thin. (Los Angeles.) That seminal card declaring You're a GODDESS, not a nymph! slowly evolved into a long line of over 150 affirmations for ALL women.
Later, Goddess Cards birthed a sister website, egoddesscards.com, using its paper inventory of images and stories as its beginning virtual inventory. The new website is now growing faster than the parent company, and sells memberships across North America and into Europe.
Anne and Goddess Cards have been honored by the distinguished Renfrew Center of California, for promoting healthy body images for women. Her work has been praised in a review in the distinguished New Age Retailer magazine. She has been commissioned to do work for Sage Woman Magazine, and DeVine Wineries. She was awarded Best Home Based Business by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce in their 2011 Awards of Excellence, and was nominated for the 2011 RBC Canadian Entrepreneur Awards.
To her great surprise, Anne finds herself back where she began so many years ago: creating children's picture books! Her new partnership with talented musicians, Cary Beare and Allison McCready, composers and performers of the delightful POTTY PARTY song, has launched her into a second career as a children's book writer and illustrator.
The name of my new venture is LITTLE BIG BOOKS.NET ~ "Big ideas for little people." We're still working on the technological base for our first five multimedia books. When ready, you will be able to play them on all computers and hand held devices for the tech savvy toddlers of today. They will be available very soon.