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Today’s video is about creativity lessons from children. They have a lot to teach us when it comes to artwork. Things we’ve somehow forgotten.
- You can use any colour you want
- Staying within the lines is overrated
- You can make interesting things from recycled materials
- It doesn’t have to be perfect
- Others don’t have to be able to see ‘what it is’
- So what if you make a mess?
- Creating is FUN!
All the examples in the video are my daughter Lilith’s artwork.
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Hi Linda:) I’m visiting via the UBC & loved this post! You have quite the artist at home. I’ve always preferred to see what a child creates with a blank canvas, as opposed to simply coloring a drawing. It’s important to nurture this creativity and expression in the young. It will benefit them when they’re older.
Thank you 🙂 They say she takes after her Mom when it comes to the love of creating. It’s very important not to limit their creativity 🙂
I love this so much! As you know, I don’t have children on my own but I did spend a lot of time with my nieces and nephews when they were little. One thing I noticed when doing things with them, was that I lightened up, I didn’t judge myself for being “not good enough”, I just had fun and created. It was very liberating!
That’s the best way to do it 🙂
I haven’t been brave enough to do any video entries on my blog. It’s a great idea for instructional posts!
Thank you 🙂 Just jump into it. It’s the only way to get started 🙂
Love it! Beautiful work. Glad I dropped by. Will be sharing.
Thank you 🙂
Love it! Coloring with my best friend’s 6 year old is always an enlightening experience. I love your lessons!
Thank you 🙂 I feel the same way about doing it with my soon-to-be 6 year-old daughter.
I LOVE this post! These are the things that we all know, but we forget about them in our everyday routine. It is always good to have a remider like this!
Thank you 🙂
I have a 9 yr old at home and i see her doing random things with whatever she gets her hands on. We as adults forget the joy of making something pretty or not. Every time i see my daughters work… I am reminded of this. Your post was again a reminder of the same thing.
Kids are a blessing, for those of us able to notice 🙂
As someone who skipped kindergarten and went straight into first grade here in the US and thus was never taught the “right way” to be creative, I appreciate this permission to do what I’ve been doing the whole time anyway! 🙂
My daughter has been going to kindergarten, but they don’t put many limits on their creativity here. Something I’m very grateful for. I’m glad you’ve kept that part of yourself 🙂
“Try making a mess” – now that is some box busting advice! Unintentional mess is easy, but making a purposeful mess takes quite a bit more effort.
Love the advice “it doesn’t have to be perfect”. Sometimes it can be hard to accept that and just enjoy the creating as opposed to aiming for a end result that has to be just so
Yes. Most people struggle with perfectionism on some level.
Very true! We can really learn a whole lot from children. We often pay too much attention on what others may think that we just forget to just let go and be ourselves.
Yes, very true