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!
xxx

5 comments:

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.
xx

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!

Xx

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.
xo