Wow, it’s yet another year we can all “make our mark” on the absolutely FABulous day we celebrate CREATIVITY — International Dot Day! 😀
Since I’ve been able to post my own dots here on my blog, this is now my fourth year as a proud participant 🙂 I was able to create special dots for years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and of course wanted to do so this year, but life has been quite full as of late (I have a beautiful granddaughter now <3). But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to participate!
I’m very much into eyes and always have been. From when I was a young girl, I was in the habit of drawing eyes, they being my favorite “doodle” subject. In fact, one of my many doodles made a “blackboard” appearance in my high school year book, this photo being of my beautiful friend, Debbie:
So, naturally, when I knew I didn’t have time this year to continue my little “Dot” character “series,” the first thought that came to me when considering an image for this year’s Dot, was the perfect circle of the cornea and pupil of the human eye. Not only have eyes been said to be the “windows to the soul,” (saying’s origin unknown), but I also consider them “windows to creativity.” We bring in immeasurable information and inspiration through our vision, perpetually feeding our creativity.
Rather than drawing yet another eye, I recalled I had created a sketch as an icon for my Creativity “Cookbook” blog. In honor of Dot Day 2017, I decided to use it by modifying it just a bit; I softened the periphery and slightly darkened the cornea outline…
This day and its creators, Terry Shay, Peter and Paul Reynolds hold a special place in my “creative” heart, and if you’re not already celebrating, there are all kinds of good things happening all over the internet today on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere. I’m sure you would also enjoy the Celebri-dots site, loaded with some pretty amazing Dots created by published authors, illustrators and other well-known lovers of Creativity and The Dot 🙂
And along with celebrating Dot Day, it’s also my THIRD Blogversary so how about a giveaway? Up for grabs is some blog swag — ALL THREE — (bookmarks, mouse pad and notebook) to one randomly chosen “continental U.S.” commenter who leaves a pertinent comment here today 😀
Happy International Dot Day, everyone! Are you celebrating?!