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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@calmunityyoga

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.

Art inspired by SUN by @craftycreativeclub — very 🦊-y!

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SUN — spotted with Fox in the wild.  @hmhkids ️🦊
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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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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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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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Coming this June.  @hmhkids 
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Two halves make a whole. @hmhkids 
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The first copy has arrived! Coming this June. @hmhkids 
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First review of Sun (from Kirkus) below. Coming this June.  @hmhkids 
A boy named Sun has a close encounter with a fox. In this immensely appealing fantasy, the minimalist text takes a back seat to the boldly colorful illustrations. The central figure is Sun, a young boy who is introduced as a "soccer star." But this picture book is not about soccer—it's rather about Sun's awareness that "something was missing." Observing that his younger brother, Pablo, "looked happy" while "making art," Sun heads for the beach, recalling that "he used to make art too." Awaiting Sun are an unexpected encounter with a fox and a rekindling of his creativity, expressed in an explosion of collage-style montages. The spread in which the fox shows Sun how to make art is a fabulously messy composition, colorful scrawls and squiggles in the background recalling Pablo's exuberant experimentation on the walls even as Sun and the fox build sculptures out of found objects. Feeling "connected" at last, Sun notices that the day is drawing to a close and returns to an undefined "home" (sans parents), where he and Pablo explore their creativity together in a space that has the look of the outdoors but with those vigorous, unbridled scrawls and squiggles again on a blue-sky backdrop. The soccer-themed introduction feels superfluous, as the not-so-subtle message concerns the magic of art and nature. Both boys have dark brown skin and textured black hair. A visual treat for the young imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Coming this June.  #Moon&Sun @hmhkids 
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