September 15th is International Dot Day. (It's also our mom's birthday, so a big, blog shout out to her! Happy Birthday, Mom!) Anyway, International Dot Day is a day created by author/ illustrator Peter Reynolds. He wrote the children's books titled "The Dot," "Ish," and "Sky Color" to name a few.
The story "The Dot" is about exploring your creativity through something as simple as a dot or a single mark on paper. If you read the story, and everyone should, you'll find out how the main character, Vashti, gets very creative with her series of dots.
Dot Day was created to help kids find their creativity through a single mark.
We thought it would be fun to celebrate as adults as well! So give it a try, grab a pen, a brush, a pencil, a crayon, a brayer, a lump of clay, a piece of paper and glue, a whatever and make your mark. There are no mistakes and you might be surprised what you come up with.
Check out our dots here and then go to the library or book store and purchase "The Dot" (and all of Peter Reynolds other books - they are awesome) and make your mark. Kids of all ages - make your dots!