International Dot Day!

15 Sep

In celebration of International Dot Day (September 15th-ish) I am making a special second blog post today! I learned about Dot Day through Patricia Tilton’s awesome blog “Children’s Books Heal.” Dot Day is celebrated around the world. The goal of Dot Day is to help kids (and grown-ups) express themselves and be creative. The day is based on Peter H. Reynolds great picture book “The Dot.”

For a summary and review of “The Dot” please visit Ms. Tilton’s website HERE.  To learn more about International Dot Day, please visit the official website HERE! My sister and I decided to make our own dots. Please visit Josie’s blog to see her dot by clicking HERE.

This is the dot I made!

“Dot” by Erik 2012

26 Responses to “International Dot Day!”

  1. Joanna September 15, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    Love your collage-dot, Erik; I need to pop over and see Josie’s now!


  2. patientdreamer September 15, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    Oh WOW! WOW! That is so COOL! Erik. what a great artistic dot! I keep looking at it trying to pick out what you used to create this masterpiece, material, pictures, papers…… Well done!


  3. Beth Stilborn September 15, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Cool! I love making collages — what a great idea to make a collage dot! This is great, Erik! (And I already saw Josie’s — love her rainbow of hand-prints.)


  4. julie rowan zoch September 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Hey Erik – you have a great sense of color! Wunderbar!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 16, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      Thank you Ms. Zoch! Here’s something funny – I’m red-green colorblind! 😉 I can tell bold colors from light colors. 😀


      • julie rowan zoch September 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

        Sorry ’bout that! But obviously you have a good sense of that which you do see!


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

        Don’t be sorry! I don’t know any different! 😉


      • julie rowan zoch September 17, 2012 at 10:20 am #

        Driving may prove a challenge as a few states differ in how they arrange their traffic lights! I say sorry, because a color-blind friend often gets (lovingly) teased!


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 18, 2012 at 6:58 am #

        Oh. I better start memorizing! 😉


  5. Susanna Leonard Hill September 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    What a totally cool dot, Erik! I love it! So colorful and creative!


  6. Kirsten Larson September 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    What a cool dot! I love your collage.


  7. Renee C. September 16, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Thank you! You’ve put a smile on my face! 😀


  8. Michelle Isenhoff September 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Looks like fun! And it has personality.


  9. Bjorn Ansbro September 16, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    What a great concept! 100% support from me!


  10. Maxine September 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Great ‘dot’ Erik. I love the idea of ‘International Dot Day’ and have been promoting it in this part of the world (New Zealand). Thanks for sharing your wonderful post and artwork 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

      Thank you very much! Thanks for visiting my blog too and please come again! 🙂


  11. Myra GB September 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Oh I missed this virtual party, Erik. I know about Peter Reynolds and most of his works, but have not really had a chance to get them from our libraries – now I feel more than ever that I’m missing out on so much. Your ‘dot’ here is very creative! Lovely collage! 🙂


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