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Dragon Eggs Found? I knew it all along. 😉
If you are passionate about something, pursue it. Life is fleeting and too short for shoulda, woulda, coulda’s. Believe in yourself even if others do not, because ultimately, only you are responsible for your happiness. If you do not believe in yourself, then the journey will be filled with doubt and angst, but valuing your own self worth and recognizing that your are exactly where you are supposed to be in life, either to learn from your situation or so someone else can learn from you. I never set out to be a writer, but my collective life’s experiences have enriched my writing and I am a better person for expanding my horizons, learning other cultures, and gaining a respect for all living beings. I have tried new things and I have succeeded in some and failed at others, but in hindsight, every step or stumble has taught me something. I believe in myself and look forward to the rest of this Journey called Life. I vow to keep my heart and mind open and will appreciate every chance I get to inhale and exhale deeply. Go out and enrich your lives, and remember to always enjoy the process.
Attention Student Artists!
Today is the Day! The final day to submit your artwork for Book 2 of The Dragon Birthmark Series is Today! This is a chance to receive Illustration Credit for your artwork if chosen as the winning chapter sketch! There are 22 Different Opportunities to choose from, create as many as you wish and email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am so excited to see what you all have worked on. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with me. I hope you have a Creatively Fantastic Day!
All My Best,
Jennifer Phillips Russo
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!
Thank you to Dunkirk’s School #3 for inviting me to your Community Read Program today! I was so excited to share with your students and had a wonderful time! What a great program that reflects the teacher’s zest for reading! All of the students were engaging and had wonderful questions and suggestions. I will definitely be back next year!!!
Thank you so much to Dunkirk High School‘s design class teacher, Jodie Korzenski, and her talented students for asking me to come in and talk to them about the Artwork Contest and my journey!!! I was truly impressed with the creations and cannot wait to see the final submissions! Keep Creating and Moving Forward!
This morning the air is crisp and tinged with the smell of fallen leaves. It makes me want to curl up with my laptop and write. Book two has swirled around my brain for some time now, and it is time to pen it down. I hope you all are as excited as I am.
I would love to hear from any readers of the first book, The Dragon Birthmark: World in the Shadows. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the second book, please post below. Think outside of the box. What sort of magical or enchanted whimsy can you dream up? Where should this adventure take our friends this time? What sort of danger lurks in the shadows?
Happy Creating Everyone!