My mom is one of the most creative and talented people that I know, aside from my brother. So, you see, I come by it naturally....my love for creating, that is.
It is a very precious thing to me to be able to use any talent given to me by the Creator himself. And it is clearly how He made me because I really almost need to do it. It is incredibly therapeutic. I enjoy it immensly.
While I know that all four of my children may not always have this same love and passion for art, I certainly want to share it with them. I want to have art supplies readily available to them so that they can use their imaginations and create something themselves. I want to cultivate a love for art in them. I want them to have a deep appreciation for the mind that God has given them.
Although this world is full of so much bad, there is still so much beauty to be seen. I want them to learn to see the beauty that is around them.
ALL of it points to the Creator himself.
I was checking out one of my favorite blogs one day and was inspired.
Not long after, I headed to Hobby Lobby with the kids in search for art journals, for them and for me.
They really love this time because mommy sits down and creates with them and because these are not just their norm coloring books. These are their art journals. They are special. They take time working on these and learn to add detail and think outside the box.
This entry is mine. We broke out magazine clippings this particular day and added them to our journal entry, They LOVED this!
Now, onto the kid's entries for this day...
And this piece belongs to the Princess. I love that this girl cannot even read yet and she chose the word "style: from the magazine. It fits my little fashionista so well!
You can find journals and sketchbooks like these at any art of craft store. The great thing about the Visual Journal pictured in the beginning of this post is that it is a mixed media journal, meaning the weight and quality of the paper is good for many different ways of expressing yourself.
I plan to add some textiles and a bit of stitching to some future entries....so many possibilities!
Grab an art journal and let your imagination go wild!