Daily Archives: April 2, 2012

Creative Inspiration

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

I believe that quote to be so very true. I look at my children and they are creating all the time, in every action, game, craft. They look around and they see the beauty in so many things that adults over look.

I try very hard to foster and encourage their creativity. To allow their talents to shine through, to teach them that creativity needs to be practiced and nurtured. One of my goals this year was to take at least 3o minutes a day to be creative, make something, do something creative. Lately with the hustle and bustle and lack of sleep that has mostly been playing with and editing my pictures for my 365 project.

One day a few weeks ago now, while we were still having our unseasonably beautiful weather I was sitting outside watching my kids run around and play with the other (6!) kids that live on either side of us.

It was the end of the day and the kids were getting wild and a a little crabby. The littlest one was clingy and climbing on everything. I sat there watching and honestly as a little detached. I was thinking of the things I wanted to do, needed to do, writing in my head.

So I got up and decided to make art.

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I drew scribbles and squiggles and started to color with chalk. It was not the art I wanted to create but it was art none the less.

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Soon all the kids were with me creating. It was not the art I had set out to do in the morning but it still filled me. The creativity renewed me. It inspired the kids, who wwent off to make more “Art Squares”.

All it took was taking the initiative to make the time.

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Do you need a push to be creative today? Head over to our Facebook page and check out our creative prompt, see where it takes you.

Monday’s on the Bigger Picture Blogs Facebook page we’re going to introduce some Creative Inspiration. We will post 1-3 words and encourage you to roll those words around in your head and be inspired. Use them to propel you out of the Monday funk and into a creative mood.

Use them as you will.

Take a Photo
Write a Poem
Write a post
Write two sentences
Paint a picture

The point is to use them to infuse your Monday with 5 minutes of creativity.

There is no link up, no need to post by a certain day. Just inspiration and creativity on what could be an uninspiring day.

We encourage you to write on our Facebook wall or leave a link with what you were inspired to do.

Live. Love. Create.

Have you written about creativity? Do you want to guest post for us on the subject? Just email Melissa at PBinmyHair (at) gmail (dot) com