September 15th is International Dot Day. This excites me to no end. Dot Day is all about being creative, and fearless, and thinking outside the box. It’s about inspiring children to make art, to learn and to connect by sharing their art and their vision with one another. It’s based on the book The Dot, written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, and published by Candlewick Press in 2003.
You can find out more about Dot Day by clicking here.
Teachers and librarians and children all over the world are participating. You can watch the video, “Two Libraries, One Voice Dot Day Celebration,” a collaboration by Shannon Miller and the always amazing John Schumacher here.
And for the occasion, I have made my mark, which you can see below:
So, let’s celebrate. Children – and all those who used to be children – go out and make art. I think the world could use some dots today. Don’t you?