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Inspire (in-spy-er): To fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially something creative. It comes from the Latin words in, meaning "into," and spirare, meaning "to bring life."


Happy International Dot Day, everyone! Inspired by Peter H. Reynold's book, The Dot, International Dot Day was first observed on September 15, 2009. Since then, the observance has spread to 181 countries and is celebrated by nearly 16 million people. Sound familiar? I did share this day with you last year, as well.

So, you're probably thinking. . .what is Dot Day and how do you celebrate it? Let me fill you in. It's based on the book I previously mentioned, The Dot. In the story, a little girl is unable to draw a picture in art class. Her teacher encourages her to just start by making a dot. When she makes a single dot, the teacher asks her to sign her artwork. At the next class, the little girl sees her artwork hanging on the wall and decides she can create more than one single dot. I'll stop there. You should read the book to see what happens, but it's definitely inspiring.

Celebrate this fun day by creating your own dot inspired artwork. You can use crayons, paint, construction paper. . .whatever you like! I used bingo dabbers to create what I call a "Dot Inside Dots!"

As always, happy creating! However you decide to get creative, I know it will be a masterpiece!

Stay kind. . .


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