Lemon Drops: African-American Summertime Children’s Art

Cherish summer, sunny days with these African-American Summertime Children’s Art gifts that celebrates brown skin right along with the sunglowing sunshine.

Little Black girl, with coily hair, burettes and ribbons; little Black girl, who knows that hair wash day isn’t fun; little Black girl, may you always shimmer and shine like the sun!

African-American Summertime Children’s Art

SHOP! Lemon Drop & Polka Dot Tote Bag

African-American Summertime Children's Art

“Lemon Drop” Throw Pillow

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“Lemon Drop” Tote Bag

African-American Summertime Children's Art

“Lemon Drop” Spiral Notebook

African-American Summertime Children's Art

Though it gets way toooooooo hot and uncomfortable, we have to make the best of Summer. I am on the Gulf Coast. I swear when I was a kid we used to be able to go out and play, walk to the stores, walk to the parks etc during the day without fainting. But now, listen!

Though the hotness is out of control, there are some sweet things about Summer that will always remain. Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff summed it up perfectly:


Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind


Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony
Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control it’s cool to dance
But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance

Give me a soft subtle mix
And if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it
And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
Pop in my cd and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime

Summer, summer, summertime

School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz
A back then I didn’t really know what it was
But now I see what have of this
The way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
And checking out the fellas to tell ’em who’s best
Riding around in your jeep or your benzos
Or in your Nissan sitting on Lorenzos

Back in Philly we be ou in the park
A place called the plateau is where everybody goes
Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
Honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turn around to see what you beeping at
It’s like the summers a natural afradesiac
And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time

Summer, summer, summertime

It’s late in the day and I ain’t been on the court yet
Hustle to the mall to get me a short set
Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
Cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
The temperature’s about 88
Hop in the water plug just for old times sake
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
Cause you’re invited to a barbecue that’s starting at 4

Sitting with your friends cause y’all reminisce
About the days growing up and the first person you kiss
And as I think back makes me wonder how
The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
All the kids playing out front
Little boys messin round with the girls playing double-dutch
While the dj’s spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family

Then six o’clock rolls around
You just finished wiping your car down
It’s time to cruise so you head to the summertime hangout
It looks like a car show
Everybody come lookin real fine
Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin and maxin
Chillin in the car they spent all day waxin
Leanin to the side but you can’t speed through
Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
There’s an air of love and of happiness
And this is the fresh prince’s new definition of summer madness

Source: Wikipedia