Misha Blaise is an artist and graphic designer who lives Austin, Texas with her husband Nick and their son, Kazimir. A few years ago she designed a full color prayer book which you can purchase from Misha’s online Etsy shop. Find the prayer book by clicking here.
The book is a compilation of several prayers and Writings that Misha hoped to help her son memorize. She also selected some Writings she felt would be appropriate for friends of the Faith who would enjoy teaching prayers to their children.
“As for the graphic design, I wanted to use a design style that was accessible and cute but also just a little edgy. I think there is often a certain ‘go to’ type of imagery in the world of children’s books: for instance if we are talking about the oneness of humanity, there has to be a picture of 5 children of different races and in various ethnic clothing holding hands in a field of flowers. Of course I think that imagery can be powerful, but I wanted to experiment and see if there were other ways I could create fun and uplifting images that communicated these ideas. I self-published the book; it is difficult to find publishing companies who want to take on printing a full color book because it is very expensive. My hope is that I can continue to sell my book successfully and make more books in the future!”
Misha also created a coloring book to accompany the prayer book and we are excited to make this resource available to all of you. There is a title page plus 10 coloring pages which each feature a quotation from the Baha’i Writings.
The booklet can be used to help children memorize quotations individually or create their own homemade prayer book, for Feast or Holy Day activities, or even for creating some decorations for your child’s room or play space. The characters are so cute, they are no doubt to be loved by children and parents alike.
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Please download the book and leave a comment for Misha to thank her for sharing her beautiful art work!
Consider sharing this lovely resource with friends and family who may find it useful, as well.