One of the things we love most about having Things We Heart is being able to share with you the things that we love and are super excited about.
Right now Dallas Clayton is pretty high up on that list. If you haven't heard of Dallas yet, then be ready to be moved! A children's book author and artist Dallas Clayton has published about 7 books and is constantly creating.
The use of bright colors and being able to reach into your soul in a rhyming sing-song have many people calling him the New Dr. Suess. Can you get through "The Places you'll go" without crying? We can't... We personally see a lot of Shel Silverstein in his poems, who is another of our favorites...
But the truth is Dallas Clayton's voice is just Dallas Clayton and it is really exciting.
We were lucky enough to attend a charity event for Smile Pediatric Therapy & Diagnostics and see At The Drive in and a few other amazingly talented musicians we love at the Henry Fonda Theater in March, Dallas Clayton came out first to read his book, The Awesome book and we both were in tears. I don't think the audience knew what hit them.
Something about someone who inspires people to be who they are and do what they dream is just magical.
our children all need this inspiration in their lives! He also wrote a children's book for adults. That I'm getting for all my friends because we all need these reminder too.
Follow Dallas Clayton on Instagram at @dallasclayton for constant inspiration... If you live in Los Angeles look around for his street art.
Most of all, buy his books, or check them out of your local library! If your local library doesn't have them then request they get them so every kid in your town has a chance to be exposed to the idea that it's good & vital to dream!
Thank you Dallas! Can't wait to see what you dream up next!