Katja got a magazine in the mail today with stories and puzzles and pictures and lots of sparkly pink things that little girls love. The magazine has a regular feature where they show readers’ pictures, and Katja was inspired to make a special drawing of her own. It wasn’t until after she had completed her masterpiece that I read the fine print stating that the picture should be of one one of the characters in the magazine. How creatively limiting is that? Katja didn’t “know how” to draw something from the magazine, and more importantly, wasn’t inspired to. So, I told her that if she wanted to share her drawing with other people, I would be happy to post it on my blog for her. We say “Pthbbbbbbbbbb!” to silly rules that only intensify brand imprinting.