My parents always supported my creativity as a child – both of them were talented in their own way. My mom loved crafts from stamping to pottery – my dad was an excellent artist and is very talented.
As a child I never got in trouble for drawing on the wall (I think my parents encouraged it). My mom kept my first colouring-in book, and I think every picture I drew or craft. They were very proud and encouraged me to express myself.
Skylar is obsessed at the moment with drawing and loves to scribble – she gets very upset if you take away her pen and paper. The other day she decided that the piece of paper she had was just not big enough and moved to our passage wall. When I caught her in the act – she had the biggest smile on her face, clapping her hands and pointing. I must admit – my first feeling was not anger but pride – and I too had a big smile on my face. Sorry moms if you disagree with me. To me it is just a wall – it can be painted – its not the end of the world.
I think I might be projecting my own likes onto Skylar – wanting her to enjoy art, drawing and being creative – so when I see her loving it too, my heart skips a beat.
Inspired by her growing interest and the piles of finger paintings from daycare I get weekly – this mama decided to do a craft project with Skylar. This past weekend was perfect for painting. I also had the perfect canvas!
I messaged Sam from Tiger Lily Tots – to get her blessing before I unleashed tiny fingers onto her wooden nesting dolls – I got the blessing by the way 🙂
You are only limited by your own willingness to be creative – don’t be afraid to express yourself and be a creator – let your kids get messy – full of paint, it can be all washed off with water. If you agree with me or not… comment on this blog and lets start a conversation.