So I've been busy making mistakes. Playing. Experimenting and just plain having fun with making stuff. My sketchbook is getting filled, some clay figures have come to life, some wood has been cut and I'm feeling great!
I have my very own post office box for the first time ever. With a key and everything.
You'd think with my various online businesses I would have had one by now, but they never had any available in our old neighborhood and I was stuck on the wait list. Finally have one!
Just one small step towards someday getting back into the "making and selling art thing" again. I know it doesn't seem like much, but to me it represents reserving that space for when I am ready to use it. I can't wait to have cute return address labels again!
I first shared the chipmunk's photography here but now he has gotten his hands on my iPhone and has been busy taking photos and using the filters. He is 3.5 now.
Here are some of my favs from this week:
Funny, in those last two he has the "thumb in the lens" problem, something I haven't seen in years and had forgotten about until now. Back in the "drop your film off at the drugstore/pre-digital days" it was a risk every time you let someone else use your camera. Now if it happens we just delete and do it over. I had an uncle that was notorious for his thumb in every family picture he took. I kinda miss the thumb thing. Connects you to the person taking the photo, the person who is otherwise left out of the shot.
Anyway, this is yet another way I'm inspired by my son these days. My own creativity is starting to bloom a bit and the wheels are turning as to how I'm going to express it. Fun.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
I'm endlessly inspired by the art of my 3.5 year old son. It has been such an amazing experience watching him develop as an artist, starting with uncontrolled scribbles as a baby and now representational things like these little houses. I love them.
Just as special are the stories he tells to accompany his drawings. He brings them to life! The amount of creativity flowing freely from a child is so amazing. They have no inner critic to give them pause like adults do. Creating is playful. Fun. No judgment, no stress and no expectations. It just flows.
How can we step out of the way and let our creativity lead us? What would we create if we could do this?