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Carle Honors Butterfly Auction

August 30, 2008

“Morning Flight”

In conjunction with The Carle Honors, a fundraising effort to benefit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, I (along with 20-plus amazing illustrators) have done an original butterfly-themed image, which will be sold at auction. You can view this auction, and see all the amazing one-of-a-kind pieces, here. Happy bidding!

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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.