~PRETTY~The sight of this floral box (complete with rhinestone brooch on the cover) filled to capacity with multi-colored Sharpies, glitter markers and ball point pens makes me feel that first day of school excitement every time.
I have told you before how I am exploring various modes of creativity this year. This tiny cache of pens has been put to good use since the arrival of this book:
by Stefanie Corfee
Check out her bohemian blog here.
As I have been doodling and dabbling around in the world of mixed media art, a beautiful phenomenon has unfolded around me in this house proving this quote, by Albert Einstein, to be quite true: "Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."
ZJ, my middle son and aspiring author, has caught the creativity bug along with me. He has his own Smash book, as does RW, my eldest, and we have passed a few beautiful hours smashing stuff side by side. Tomorrow night we are going out for the second week in a row, Smash journals in hand, for dinner and Smashing at a local cafe. Dad can play basketball with them but I'll take Smashing anytime.
KC, our 3 1/2 year old, is also feeling creative lately. Here he is "reading" me a bedtime story. He is also busy drawing and even "writing" his own short stories. Trust me, those chicken scratch stories are already stored forever in my Smash book!
by Ed Tadem.
In the photo above, you can see that my two older boys have begun challenging themselves to sketching from the weekly lessons provided in this beautiful book. Things are truly in creativity mode around here and next week I start my first baking assignment from Tuesdays With Dorie: Baking With Julia. So, yes, the ironing may be piling a bit high.
Maybe I can sketch that, too, and title it "Diary of a Creative Housewife."
I'd love to hear about any creative tools you find useful and inspiring. Please share in the comments!