Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What's an Analytical, Artistically Challenged Mom to do with a Creative Kid?

I have a wonderfully creative 7 year old daughter who definitely sees the world differently....

Vibrant horse painting
Vibrant horse painting
Who knew horses could be so vibrant?  This is a color by number kit with momma and baby horse.  Don't tell anyone, but, my daughter changed things up a bit    ;-)















Zebra stripped 'gun'
Zebra stripped 'gun'
A neighbor's dad cut this 'gun' from wood.  My daughter asked if she could paint it.  I said "sure" figuring she'd slap some brown or black paint on it.  I should have known she'd go for something original --- zebra stripes with a touch of hot pink for the trim!
Untitled creation made w/colored wood pieces and pipe cleaners.
Untitled creation made w/colored wood pieces and pipe cleaners.....


After my oldest spent days putting this wooden house together (with a whole slew of pieces and no instructions!) My daughter set to painting it.  Over a three day period we saw the multi-color development of quite a house that only she could image!!!!
Painted Wooden House
So what's an analytical, artistically challenged parent to do with such budding (or should I say bursting) creativity????

For one - I just let her go and let her create.  If she had her way, she'd do it around the clock.  She has a knack for finding creative uses for the most ordinary things.  I stock our craft cart with as many different 'craft/art' items as I can.

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Two --- visit tomorrow as I share a review for an absolutely wonderful art curriculum that has blessed both my daughter and myself!

4 comments:

  1. She IS creative! What a fun and colorful life you must lead together. Good for her for "going with it" and making fun out of anything. 8^)

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  2. Oh my goodness! That house is amazing- both in construction and in decoration! Creative kids give our grey and white worlds much color. Enjoy!!

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  3. Your daughter reminds me so much of mine. My daughter loves to create also. My son thinks that's the neatest gun.

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