Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
When you are out and about with your children, encourage them to search for designs and repetition in the world around them. Look for places where the same motif repeats itself and creates a beautiful pattern. Walls, trees, the sky, ceilings, city streets, and parks are all sources of inspiration.
My children feel proud and excited when they discover a naturally occurring pattern. We like to take photographs of our discoveries, and I have plans to make a photo book using our collection.
Categories: Everyday Fun, Fun, Group Activities, Inspired, Nature, Outdoors | Tags: beautiful, children, creative, design, discovery, inspired, motif, nature, patterns, photographs, repetition, searching
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Here in Massachusetts, we are deep into our cold New England winter. Except for today’s predicted high of 55 degrees(!), our outside world has been frozen and icy.
No matter where you are in the country or the world, join me today as I find inspiration in photographs from the opposite season. Ask your children to help search for photographs from 6 or 7 months ago and use the images to inspire creativity. Draw, paint, or collage. Write a poem or a list. Describe an imaginary adventure in that other season.
I’m remembering flowers, green grass, balmy nights, swaying branches, warm sun on my shoulders, naps on picnic tables.
What do you remember?
Categories: Everyday Fun, Inspired, Literacy, Nature, Outdoors, Seasonal | Tags: art, collage, creative, fall, inspiration, inspired, nature, painting, photographs, poem, seasons, spring, summer, winter, writing