At BigKidSmallCity, we believe the more we know about the people of Houston, the smaller our city feels. And who better to meet than a Houston mom and owner of Island of Blue!
Meet Kelly Coral! In her own words, she tells us about her family, her business and what she likes about Houston!
My husband and I first met in Boston and spent a lot of time exploring the North Shore of Massachusetts (Wingaersheek Beach is my favorite!) and the lighthouses of Maine.
I used to volunteer for sea turtle conservation groups to run along the beaches at the break of dawn and search for nesting tracks so that the sea turtle nests could be properly marked and protected.
Island of Blue is a collection of my tropical and coastal watercolor designs, including note cards and artwork. I create a number of pieces for nurseries and children's' rooms, and I also do a lot of custom work. I absolutely love being able to fulfill a vision for my customers or to offer them that perfect piece to complete their nursery.
I offer original work, as well as archival reproductions or prints. My work is primarily sold through the online retailer, Etsy, but is also available in some coastal shops in Florida...and hopefully soon in Texas, too! Use coupon code BKSC for 10% on Etsy!
When I'm not working on Island of Blue, I'm spending quality time with my wonderful family...usually exploring our still fairly new hometown, Houston.
Our favorite thing about Houston is the great number of parks! There are so many parks here, with activities perfectly suited for small children...including all the awesome splash pads!
My husband and I love to take our son to Discovery Green to play soccer or to Galveston to play in the waves. We never run out of things to do or friendly people to meet!