Posts Tagged With: imagine

Attention All Student Artists!!

Attention All Student Artists:

 

The selection process is almost complete!  I truly appreciate all of your entries for the Artwork Contest for Book 2 in “The Dragon Birthmark” Series!

Winning entrants will be notified via email and a parental consent form will be attached to the email.  If the consent form is not returned via snail mail to me by September 15, 2013, then the next runner-up will be notified and parental consent required.   We will be uploading all the artwork to the website shortly!  Thank you all for participating!

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Dragon Eggs Found?

Dragon Eggs Found?  I knew it all along.  😉

 

http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/08/the-mysterious-moeraki-boulders.html.

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Five Days and Counting until the Artwork Contest Deadline!!!

Attention All Student Artists!!!

 

There are only 5 days left to enter The Dragon Birthmark: Book 2’s Artwork Contest that ends on June 30th 2013!  I am so excited to review all the entries and begin the process of selecting illustrators!  Please make sure you leave your contact information along with your age, for winning correspondence.  (I will need to contact all the winner’s parents to procure parental support.)

Just imagine how exciting it will be to see your name listed as Illustrator, but that cannot happen if you do not try!  If you love to draw, then please click on the Artwork Contest tab above and glance through the Chapter Sketch Descriptions!  You may enter as many black and white sketches as you so choose.   Please feel free to email your questions and submissions to jprusso@achenepress.com

Get out there and Create and Enjoy the Journey!

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ARTWORK CONTEST

Attention Student Artist;

The Artwork Contest Deadline is June 30, 2013! Your creations have been amazing and so much fun to receive! There are still a few of the challenging ones needed (I posted the specific chapters earlier), but feel free to enter any of the chapters 🙂 Please remember the size (4×6 inches) and dpi (min. 300) requirements, the submission must be clear. I will not alter anyone’s work, therefore, you must be certain that the image is crisp. All entries must be emailed to jprusso@achenepress.com with pertinent contact information so the chosen illustrators may be reached after the close of the contest.

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Never Stop Using Your Imagination

Why is it Important to Read, Play, and Create?  I would love to hear your response to this question.  To me the answer is simple, Imagination.  Imagination leads to Innovation.  We wouldn’t have any Apple products if Steve Jobs didn’t ever wonder during his calligraphy class, or what if Walter Elias Disney never experimented with combining his love for drawing and photography.  Imagine if Wilbur and Orville Wright never laid in the grass, staring at the sky and wondering if humans could ever fly like the birds.

In my opinion, our world needs innovative minds to move our cultures forward in a productive and enjoyable way.  I believe that comes from observing the world around you, experimenting different cultures and environments, meeting new people and seeing life through their eyes in an accepting, not criticizing, manner.  We need to celebrate and enjoy our differences that enrich our lives.  Innovation is a product of reading!

Different cultures, situations and experiences can all come from the pages of a book, allowing us access to information or emotions we are not exposed to in our everyday lives.  Playing and creating can all stem from reading an amazing adventure inside a book.  It is a jumping off point for the experiences you take may in your own life. Our imagination is stimulated by reading and can inspire creation!  Imagination leads to Innovation.    Turn your life upside down today, think out of the box and question everything!  What would life be like if you were only two inches tall?  Conversely, what if you were twenty-two feet tall?  What if you could only talk in gibberish, how would you communicate?  Immerse yourself in something new and different today.

Have fun imagining and enjoy the Adventure!

 

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