Friday, 7 January 2011

inspiration and creativity

Have you ever felt that after a long period of doing something with your whole being - you know, being there, focused, body and soul - you are drenched and have nothing more to give?
That's how I've been feeling the last couple of days in relation to the time I spend with my little boy (who, by the way, is not so little any more and says things like "why did you book tickets for The Little Prince? I don't want to go to a play; I'd rather stay with dad"! - hum?)
Anyway, after having made an incredible number of Christmas crafts, read countless Christmas stories, played with play-doh for hundreds of hours (not literally but you get the picture), I ran out of ideas for mum-son time. Of course he spends a lot of time playing on his own but I'm talking about our time here.
Υesterday afternoon, I let him watch a film on TV while I surfed the net for ideas. And I found it! I came across
this illuminating post. Maya's blog is such a great resource!
Not everything needs to be planned and be made with a certain outcome in mind, right? Right! So free expression it is, then! I took out whatever materials we had here and the idea was welcomed with utter delight!!!
Oh, the fun we had!

Take care!


jabblog said...

Sounds great fun! Sometimes it's good to embark on things without a clear idea of how they will develop.

Cassie said...

What a fantastic idea and you are so good for spending time together actually 'doing something', if you understand what I mean. I think that is so important but far too often as a teacher I hear stories of children and parents who spend so little time actually being together.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend before school restarts next week.

Jessica said...

I'm so inspired. It's wonderful that you & your little guy found your rhythm. He's so blessed to have a mommy that's willing to figure out how to connect with him.

Thanks for stopping by earlier today & taking the time to comment. I truly appreciate it! Have a great weekend Yiota!


Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

Looks like great fun! Wishing you a happy weekend.
Lucy xxxxxx

Erin said...

How wonderful! I've just looked at that post and am inspired too! I think my boys and I will do some crafting & creating this weekend. They'll love it!

Thanks, Yiota.