On Friday, I mentioned Dallas Clayton and his magical children’s book, An Awesome Book!, in our end of the week inspiration diary. Initially written/illustrated/published for his son, the book turned into so much more, taking Clayton on a life-changing adventure to schools, bookstores and concerts across the world, and eventually landed in the hands of Harper Collins.
Clayton’s latest endeavor is an art project composed of 100 hand-illustrated, original pieces entitled “One Hundred Ways To Say I Love You.” The California-stationed artist/author created the project with a goal of making unique, handmade, inspiring and affordable art for “kids of all ages.” In the collection, you can find rainbow-hued creatures smile, jump, dance and wave with wonderful statements declaring love scrawled above them.
What I adore most about this project (and the book, for that matter) is it’s message, not only to children, but to adults to love one another, to create, to be inspired and to never, ever, let go of your imagination and what makes you unique. In a world that can be very ugly at times, it’s messages like these that can bring smiles to people’s faces, and even influence them to create something of their own. Check out a few pieces from “One Hundred Ways To Say I Love You,” after the jump, and visit Dallas over on his website for more wonderful bits of art.
All images courtesy of Dallas Clayton.