Shout out to my friend, the talented artist, Daniel Svoboda, who has autism. His whimisical drawings, called Imagifriends, are headed to the University of Virginia to be displayed for Autism Awareness Month.

D.J., now 24, created the imaginary friends to deal with on-going bullying he experienced while in school. Now Daniel’s career is on a roll. This image is an adorable custom Imagifriend Daniel made for me. See more of his work here.

Focused on ability, and one terrific talent.

Bravo, D.J.!

Courtesy Image. Used with permission of artist, D. J. Svoboda.