Thank you for the thoughtful post @sarbare__  and to @appleseedyoga for getting the word (and the art) out! 
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Oh my, have I been feeling a real drought of creativity lately.
I’m reading,
I’m writing,
I’m drawing,
I’m dancing,
I’m listening to all the music,
but when it comes to planning my classes, I’m having a hard time finding inspiration.
My mind feels way foggy, I’m having a hard time focusing, but I’m determined to find my inspiration once again,
I feel this incredible NEED to create.
Just not so sure what or how?
This happens from time to time, especially when you work with kids as often as I do - sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the pace of their creativity and imagination.
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Then I picked up this magical book,
“Sun,” by @alisonoliverdesign,
(thanks to @appleseedyoga’s recent story feature)
and it reminded me about what it’s all about.
Sometimes we can really love what we do,
and still feel a little twang of longing for something more.
Sometimes it just takes a friend, a family member, even a stranger, to inspire us to move forward.
Not only do the incredibly vibrant illustrations paint such a beautiful journey,
but the story itself is so relatable.
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So I’ll keep working at it, leaning on some of my comfortable “sequences,” while I work on what this next bought of creativity will birth.
Feeling extra grateful, supported, and loved these days - thank you 
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What are you working on lately - how are you exercising your creativity?
Might just help spark this little flame over here 
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Thank you @periodista_de_bolsillo for the opportunity to talk about the making of Luna. You can find our interview here: http://unperiodistaenelbolsillo.com/ ⁣
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⁣Charlamos en el blog con @alisonoliverdesign sobre su trabajo en ‘Luna’, editado por @cocobooks_ LINK en BIO

Still life of things that inspire me in my studio. Heirloom apples from @unsqgreenmarket, a bowl from @fishseddynyc, a piece of driftwood from @farmaxwell, a beautiful piece of fabric by @atelier_to_nani_iro that I got for inspiration when working on a project with @hopegillerman, and the magnificent pink book Heroes: A Tribute by @doug__meyer. Thanks to all the @‘s for helping me stay inspired. .

Congrats @anne_wynter, can’t wait to follow along! Thank you  @dallasweekly! ・・・
🗣YOUNG READERS! Texas-based children’s book author, Anne Wynter has partnered with for our new column, “Anne’s Picture Book Picks!”
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This week’s theme is: Aspiring Artists
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Anne suggests picking up:
*Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
*Sun by Alison Oliver
*The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
*What If.... by Samantha Berger
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Thank you @thereadingninja! ・・・
Sun by @alisonoliverdesign | Sun is full of warmth and bright creative energy. A beautiful story about a sporty boy who gets in touch with his creative side with the help of a crafty fox. ️
Alison's illustrations are gorgeous. Pairing beautifully to the wonderful story that reminds us that there are many ways to be a boy. Artistic and sporty don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Thank you @bibliobebes! ・・・
it may be cold outside but we’re grateful for the sun shining down on us as we play outside & the neighborhood fox that has been visiting our street lately. also, this book has been read no fewer than once a day in the last week. a tale of friendship, brotherhood & love. oh, & soccer, which both my boys love! I love that they can see themselves in the books we read.

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Gracias @trianguloarcoiris
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Luna.

Este libro fue un amor a primera vista. Reconozco que lo compré por las ilustraciones, que son una maravilla. Pero es que la historia me ha cautivado.

La historia de Luna es muy parecida a la de cualquier niño: escuela, extraescolares, deberes... y vuelta a empezar. Luna se pregunta cómo debe ser sentirse libre. Una noche sale a observar las estrellas y conoce un lobo. Un lobo que volverá a conectarla con su lado salvaje. Con él redescubrirá el placer de jugar, de saltar, de gritar...y también de parar y escuchar, de sentir. 
Una historia maravillosa, con un mensaje muy importante para todos, pero sobretodo para los más pequeños: hay que jugar más, correr más, salir más, sentir más... Las ilustraciones son puro amor, maravillosas también.

@cocobooks_

Happy Wolf Moon and lunar eclipse! Hooooowl! 
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happy 2020. @alisonoliver

Follow @oracleofla and check out her book #Initiated. It’s spectacular and Moon-y! _________

Introducing the 2019 Cocoa Cats! Prince Harry and Violet have a complicated relationship. Get the bars and find out who is the real #alphacat. Now available on my site (pure-sugar.com/shop/limited-edition). These are a collaboration with chocolatier Sebastian Brecht and they are really special—the Violet Bar has real violets!
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Limited edition silkscreens, $45 (free shipping in the US). pure-sugar.com/shop
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Who will be this year’s Cocoa Cat? 
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Gracias @canallector!

@canallector
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Como #Luna, no dejes que las rutinas apaguen tu lado salvaje.... La está ahí fuera, esperándonos....🌒 https://canallector.com/25165/Luna

@alisonoliverdesign Trad. Alicia Rodríguez @cocobooks_

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Thank you @rbeccamariek — it really is a primer for “Women Who Run With the Wolves”
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This BOOK. For all the W I L D little girls everywhere. 
 thank you. This Book is just the beginning of introductions Women who run with wolves to my daughter. 
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Thank you @kindtokidz!

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Favourite story book  
Okay I thought MOON  was good but SUN ️ wow @alisonoliverdesign we are absolutely in love 🥰 with this book  
It’s about reconnecting with creativity 🖼 seeing the world 🌍 in a fun and creative way! I love being able to share books that have such wonderful messages and meaning inside. Plus the illustrations are so catchy and relatable. 
I hope you create more books  you are very talented Alison. I highly recommend both as a conscious parent raising aware children

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Gracias Vogue España for featuring Luna! @voguespain @cocobooks_ (link in my profile)
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The Farm Series paintings, now available on my site, pure-sugar.com/paintings
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The Farm Series of paintings is now available on my site, pure-sugar.com/paintings
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Prints from Be Bold, Baby: Sonia Sotomayor are up in my shop (pure-sugar.com)! _________

@hmhkids

Prints from Be Bold, Baby: JK Rowling are up in my shop (pure-sugar.com)! _________

@hmhkids

More from The Bear’s Garden proofs

The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen (illustrated by me) is available for pre-order! It is based on the real story of how a famous community garden in Brooklyn came to be.
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I got proofs! Can’t wait for Spring 2020!

The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen (illustrated by me) is available for pre-order! It is based on the real story of how a famous community garden in Brooklyn came to be.
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The Farm, September 2019 .
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I am so happy to announce that LUNA is now out in Spanish! Gracias @cocobooks_ ! 
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The Farm, September 2019 .
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The Farm, September 2019 .
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The Farm, September 2019 .
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Two new Be Bold, Baby books are out today: Sonia Sotomayor and JK Rowling! I made each woman a custom pattern with their own iconography—you can see them up in my stories. _________

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Upcoming project. 
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SUN — spotted with Fox in the wild.  @hmhkids ️🦊
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Copies of the best two Be Bold Baby books have arrived—JK Rowling and Sonia Sotomayor.  Available on September 3! .
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SUN is out now! (sequel to MOON) Pick one up where ever you like to buy books.  @hmhkids .
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@thechildrensbookpodcast with @get_repost
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I love the way making and creativity and imagination are on display throughout SUN, Alison Oliver’s newest picture book. The free-flowing, smooth, energetic, colorful lines light up my brain. What does creativity look like to you?

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Here is my found object art made last summer with @farmaxwell, I call it “Man with Dog”. Flip to see my friend, Fontaine, who inspired the book Sun. ️🦊
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Thank you to @ladybrink for sharing this masterpiece made by an adorable artist collective out on a camp adventure. Just like SUN, they used found objects to make something magical. Share and tag your found object art with (I will post one of my own too!) And check my stories to see how the magic got even more magical for these artists later that day...  .
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SUN was spotted at Strand in NYC ️🦊  @hmhkids .
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Available for pre-order now! Be Bold Baby: Sonia Sotomayor and JK Rowling are out in September. _________

The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen (illustrated by me) is available for pre-order! It is based on the real story of how a famous community garden in Brooklyn came to be.
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SUN was spotted at @lastbookstorela by @hopegillerman (more in stories).  @hmhkids .
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SUN is out today! Pick one up where ever you like to buy books.  @hmhkids .
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Stay wild little friend of @hopegillerman, you have a good start with those awesome pants! Hope you like Moon! 
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