Born With It??
Ok So creativity……where does it come from?? Are you born with it?? When do we start growing as artist? Do we all have a piece of artist in us? Yes I believe we all do have some artist in us for sure. Then I became a mom, and yes I am married to a designer who has appeared on Oprah Winfrey show and yes he is freaking amazing…..but we have 4 beautiful children and we never expected to have this way creative child..in fact two of my boys are total Athletes and play on some of the top teams around town. They love to win or compete. Then our little girl…loves to dance, sing, and just be crazy. Then our son charlie makes me feel so happy but can also drive me crazy up the wall sometimes. Since he was born we knew he was special. He struggled with his speech in the beginning and still does, but he will make your heart melt when he speaks. Then this year more and more he has been blowing my mind. I just don’t understand how is brain is thinking? What is happening. I ask him to do the dishes he builds a tower out of dishes. I go to get the mail then walk in the door and find a half cut up plastic cup and half of a marshmallow taped to the front door with a little note that says HI. I ask him to dust the house, then I walked into my front room and he had redecorated all the decor. Point of the story???? He has made me understand things about myself I had no clue was in me. He pushes me to hear things about myself I had no clue that I had in me. Like patience and understanding, mostly when I walk in the room and he had tape all over and has cut up paper to make necklaces for my daughters teddy bears. He would rather build things and create things then play baseball and I thought that this was not normal? But what is normal? I thought it was every little boy wanted to play sports and win at everything….but I soon realized that I was so very wrong. I hate being so wrong but my son has made me think of things my mind could have never thought of. Everyday he racks my mind and he surprises me. I feel super blessed that I live with creative people all around me including my baby boys who is now 7 years old and more creative than I will ever be. So Born creative YES! Will you always know you have it?? NO !! It’s the inner person that will get out soon, that creative person is like a bomb that will go off if it hasn’t already. And I will tell you right now Charlie’s inner person went off like the day he came into this earth. So enjoy some of the collection of photos I have collected this week and get to know this little guys brain and see a little of what I have to deal with on a daily basis some make me smile and some drive me nuts because I have to clean up a bit more living with a soul like his. We call him OLD MAN…..don’t touch his art or his food. Haaaa cracks me up. Here you go live with me walk with my life this week…enjoy
Not many kids make the Art Wall Of Fame, but Charlie did!! Best part I had no clue until the last day of school when I found a note in his backpack telling us that it’s a huge honor and to come check it out until a certain date. Well of course Charlie did not think it was a big deal….to him it’s just natural thing….like I said not about winning he just loves to create and it’s almost like So What?? I made him take this photo he didn’t even want to…I wish he could see how special he really is. That’s what moms are for right? I asked “why was yours chosen?” He said “I don’t know, they say it’s special.” I tried to explain that he is super special, he just changed the subject. So cute!
I asked him to dust the house and make sure he lifts up everything and well he sure did lift up everything to dust underneath it. He also made a tower of design he called it. So did I want to move it back to the right table? Yes! Did I?? No! Wanted him to know creativity is great…and he needs to express it even if this means I live with a bit of a mess for a day.
The end of my story….Here are all of my boys and there are athletes and artist but I feel like no matter what I have learned that you need to embrace every talent your children have even if you are not used to a certain talent that maybe you dont understand. Love and support.
Well thanks for walking with me this week. There are so many questions to how we express our art and when?? But instead of questioning just love and inspire those young ones and let them create even if it means your house is turned upside down.