I recently have become acquainted with this quote by Albert Einstein:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

How wonderful is that? I have found myself living a little bit more in my mind lately (an interesting place to be) and imagining whatever I want to imagine. What if my friend was dancing with an elephant? What if that girl fed a giraffe? What if my son fought a dragon? What if? And... why not?

And so my silhouette series was born. Quite on accident, really. A joke with a friend turned into my creating this first image, and from there has blossomed into a wonderful series that I'm sure will continue to grow as my mind sees fit.

 

I wanted her to pet a giraffe, but in the original image, she didn't have her arm up. So, I created an arm. Why not?

And why wouldn't my friend be dancing with an elephant in Utah? Seems logical... Well, not logical, but magical, and that's the kind of "-ical" I can get behind.

While I know this makes no sense that a dolphin would be leaping out of shallow water, my friend dared me, so what was I supposed to do? What was I supposed to do???

And then, of course, it snowballed. Now I had to make a lion high fiving my friend Alix, here.

It wasn't long before my attention turned to my kids. Not sure which ones are mine here...

I became slightly obsessed, drawing the animals using my mouse... I NEED a tablet.

Once I started, I found that it released a joy in me I hadn't felt in a while. The ability to create something whimsical made my heart beat faster and my smile grow larger.

My daughter loves pegacorns, so clearly, this had to happen.

If you can dream it, you can make it. I love that. I just love it.

 

My friend's daughter said goodbye to her grandmother this year. Her grandmother loved hummingbirds.

And this client loves giraffes.

Her sister loves monkeys.

My son has always wanted to slay a dragon. He then drew a picture of a three headed hydra and told me he wanted to fight a dragon with his hydra helping him. So, I had to make that happen.

We can be whatever our imagination will allow us to be. We can go anywhere. Be anyone. Stand side by side with the king of the jungle.

We are the masters of our own worlds. Kind of awesome, huh?

I am enjoying this ride and hope you enjoy going on it with me. 

 

xoxo

Laura