The SWELL bottle has been a daily go to in our family. I take it to school every day for lunch and my mom uses it on the go at work. It keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12. And its not plastic!!! We gave it to everyone for birthday and Christmas gifts. If you get one thru Amazon Smile with Fulfillment fund as your beneficiary they will get a portion of the proceeds.
Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator who has been creating richly illustrated, imaginative stories for over ten years. From his debut picture book, “Jimmy Zangwow’s Out of This World Moon Pie Adventure“, to the inspired and Caldecott Medal winning “The Spider and the Fly“, Tony has continued to delight and entertain children and adults alike. Here, the visionary mind of “The Spiderwick Chronicles” with Holly Black and the creator of “The Search for Wondla” series, has graciously offered his insights on creativity as part of the CHLA fundraising series, “Interview with Artists.” His answers not only inspire the artist within us all, but also express a most positive outlook on the importance of struggle, support, and interestingly enough, boredom! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and I hope you will help spread a similar sense of joy and creativity by donating to CHLA.
Em: “Why, to you, is art and creativity essential?
Tony DiTerlizzi: “It is essential that I have an outlet to express myself. Sometimes I need to express a simple mood or emotion, or I want to share a complicated idea, or even a surreal dream that I’ve had. In finding a way to share my ideas with others, I am creating a pathway to understand myself at a deeper level. Read more
In recent years, Paul Wadsworth has delighted art enthusiasts with his paintings of the Cornish landscape, where ragged, wild, and vibrant swathes of paint sweep across the canvas capturing favorite moments in time, in picturesque locations. He has also garnered the attention of collectors with a preference for the altogether hotter, more exotic feelings which emerged from his travels in the Middle East. His work is a journey and that idea and passion is reflected below in his original interview to benefit CHLA.
Em: “Why, to you, Is art and creativity essential?”
Paul: “The need for creativity and art is to balance our materialistic needs and desires and to look further than reading writing and maths. These are all fine but the human spirit needs things that are less tangible and less black and white. Read more
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