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Friday Fan Art!

May 1, 2009


Tanya, and her friends at the Cold Lake Public Library in Alberta, Canada, filled my P.O. Box this week with a flock of fantastic drakes inspired by my dragon-pal, Grahame. Check them out:


Thanks! These are awesome! I love how imaginative these all are…reminds me of the “Design Your Dragon” contest…hmmm, perhaps its time for a new contest…


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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.