Exploring the Boundaries of Creative Technology: One Writer’s Experience

Combining AI Art and unicorns

Sandi Parsons
Inspired Writer

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Girl holding a copy of A (Speculative) History of Unicorns
Image created in Canva

“Unicorns are everywhere.”

The children remained captivated from the moment I started speaking until the presentation finished. And then the questions came thick and fast.

As a unicornologist, I have to think quickly during question time. You never quite know what the audience will ask. And children are VERY curious about unicorns. Sometimes the questions are the same;

Is unicorn hair soft?
What do unicorns eat?
How long do unicorns live?

But one day, a child asked, “Will you write a book about unicorns?”

“Maybe one day,” I answered.

It was a question I thought about for the rest of the day. I’d always wanted to write a book about unicorns, but if I did, I wanted it to look a certain way. There’s just one hitch. I’m not an artist. In fact, I can barely draw a stick figure.

So I never really put pen to paper and poured out my unicorn knowledge.

Until AI Art arrived.

Whenever the term AI Art pops up its head, it’s usually accompanied by glorious artwork. But I found producing that exquisite artwork…

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Sandi Parsons
Inspired Writer

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.