Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Creative Space

Has looked a little like this....


But far more like this....



  It's school holidays, and even though neither of my little ones is in "school" per-se,  S does an afternoon Montessori program a few days a week, and all of our other potential activities (like music, library or gymnastics) are on hold during the break.  So we've had a lot of home time; I've intentionally let go of any print-making expectations, lest I get frustrated when they go unmet.  So we've colored, we've painted, we've play-doughed, we've baked, we've gardened, we've made little homes for the worms we've found, we've built train-tracks, and we've gone to the park.   I've really enjoyed creative playing without any focus on "making" or "getting done."

If you have the time, please check out Kirsty's blog Kootoyoo for many wonderful creative spaces.  Happy to be joining in....

PS, still ticking along with Blogtoberfest!  So far so good....though I may sit down tonight and do a little planning to keep the momentum going.  Have already found so many amazing blogs through the sign-up list; if you have time, take a gander.  Find it here.

7 comments:

Tracey said...

oh look at your little one lying down to colour - fabulous!

Seedling said...

Thanks Tracey...she's just starting to experiment. There's still a lot of wanting to eat the crayons, but there's also a lot of excitement over being able to draw with them too. Love your new food blog by the way! Gorgeous photos.

Seaside Siblings said...

Lovely wee dress. I always love watching the wee ones create, so inspiring how they become so absorbed in it.

Kirsty said...

Love the shots of the shared drawing space. Just too sweet.

Little Eve said...

It's good to have a creative break once in a while. Recharges the batteries!

Tania said...

That's the key, don't you reckon? Making that decision to lose the expectations. Letting everyone just 'be'...

Seedling said...

Yes, definitely -- time to just "be" and forget about productivity is excellent for the soul. I find the all-absorbing drawing with the kids or playing with play-dough sort of meditative. Of course, just a very small chunk of meditation, but I'll take it wherever I can get it! It's good to get back on child-time and let go of schedules and "shoulds" every once in a while...This was certainly a good week for it. xx