I have four sons, and one daughter. She may be a minority, but she makes up for it with a mighty personality, full of vision, creativity, leadership, and goofiness. I am so lucky.
This weekend, she found a leftover pepper on the counter. She noticed it looked like a flower. I shared an Edward Weston book from my stash with her, and she spent the morning doing this:
Like mother, like daughter: there are at least 20 more pepper pix from her shoot. We like to be prolific. (By the way, she got the tulip image from a big stack of ripped magazine pages she’s saving. - She’s not yet on Pinterest!).
When I watch her I see someone who gets an idea and just does it, in a somewhat fearless way. I see someone who isn’t constrained yet by ideas of what things “should” be like. I see someone who knows what she likes, responds, and engages it.
I am so grateful that my house is filled with pepper installations, tin-foil cities, stuffed animal schools and a million half-finished projects. (A quarter of those are mine…)
Is anyone else inspired by their kids’ creativity? Tell me about it! I want to be inspired too.