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Friday Fan Art!

September 4, 2009

Ben sent me a whole slew of cool drawings this week. Looks like he is working on his own fantastical field guide. Check them out:


This is a sprite named Bellwings. She’s named after the sound her wings make…


…and this is Hutchwin. He’s a brownie who helps Ben by sharpening his pencils for him.


This cool guy is a bat-goblin. It can fly (unlike other goblins)…


…and lastly, this is Padear an original faerie created by Ben – very neat!

Keep on drawing Ben, I predict many more marvelous drawings in your future!

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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.