• Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam

Invitation to Paint Billie Holiday

To honor Billie Holiday for #WomensHistoryMonth not only for being one of the most influential jazz singers of all time but for her ability to sing meaningful music such as “Strange Fruit,” that was so far ahead of its time.

Her trademark stage persona with flowers in her hair and one of kind voice where she once said "If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all,”has influenced so many other performers who have followed in her footsteps.

To set this invitation to paint you can draw or print an outline of her face, provide Colorations Tempera Paint, and flowers to create a beautiful painting of Billie Holiday.


While painting play some of Holiday‘s beautiful music to inspire the child. Music has a powerful effect on mark making and color choices, therefore playing music while painting is added element that will enhance the whole process.



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