Thursday, May 17, 2007
Create a Little Something Everyday
One thing I try to do is create something every day. It doesn't matter what I create and it isn't always something for my Etsy shop, but I always feel better after creating something new. I have tried to pass this bit of insight on to my kids. My oldest son, Trey, who "hates art", even he feels proud when he has drawn his favorite animals. Creating is great for stretching your imagination and seeing things a little differently, plus the sense of accomplishment when you complete a project is great for self-esteem. On Tuesday, Kyle and I created a little sidewalk art to share with our neighbors. Not a lot of expense involved ($1 for the whole bucket), not a lot of preparation (sweeping off the sidewalk), but so much fun. There is a bit of clean-up with the chalk dust everywhere (and I do mean everywhere), but it is so worth it.
I often wonder where my son gets his inspiration. I've asked, but I don't think he quite understands what I am talking about. He just tells me it came from his head. This masterpiece is an art museum with a very blue sky over it. We have only been to one art museum, so it was pretty cool to see his interpretation of what one looks like. I think it is a museum of modern art.
I was a little less creative and went with a flower and bug scene, but inspiration came from my surroundings where all the flowers are in bloom, the grass is growing taller and taller and all the little bugs are out again. The rain has already washed away our masterpieces. Springtime indeed!
Remember to create a little something everyday. It's good for your soul!