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Friday Fan Art

April 27, 2012

It’s been an art-filled week here in DiTerlizziland reviewing entries for the Wonders of the Future WondLa Giveaway; so for this weeks FFA I’d like to come back from the future to take a look at the fantastic.

Like me, French art student, Joelle, has a love for faeries, hobgoblins, and other denizens of the Invisible World.  For inspiration, Joelle to turn to her copy of Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You for her school assignment: “sculpte-moi une histoire” or “to carve me a story”.

And Joelle did just that!  Here, she has sculpted and hand-painted characters from the Field Guide, each striking poses of personality.  I love the ogre! You did an awesome job, Joelle…

Keep Sculpting, Keep Dreaming!

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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.