Start With A Spark by Patrick Lord and Nitya Ramlogan


“Start With A Spark” follows the journey of a very special little Spark as they discover that inspiration can be found all over the world- and can mean many things, and take many forms. Exploring science, art, and the cultures and wonders of our planet, our Spark learns and grows, and helps readers find their own path. This adventure invites you to see the familiar and new, and leaves you with your own spark of inspiration to do something great.

Patrick Lord is a designer, educator, and creator who has been making art for the past 10 years. He lives in Washington, DC with his dog, Bandit, and he spends most of his time creating projections, video and animations for theatre and live entertainment. He has designed numerous world premiere theatre productions for young audiences at The Kennedy Center, and beyond as his work has been seen all over the country.
He has made a living telling stories, and being inspired by them.

Nitya Ramlogan is an illustrator, yoga facilitator and educator living in Washington, DC.  She teaches and learns from children, whose sensitivity and imagination inspire her work. Her illustrations for the bilingual children’s book, A New Life in America, have been used by public school teachers around the country and were featured in Newsweek. Having studied foreign service at Georgetown University, Nitya is a mostly self-taught artist, who enjoys spending her free time making things with her hands and exploring new places.