childhood memories: part two...
Yesterday I mentioned that as children we are less inhibited in our ability to create. Think back to when you were in kindergarten. Think about the things you made. I bet you were willing to try just about anything.
If you're fortunate, you may still have some of those things. If you do, pull them out and look at them for inspiration. Like a Flickr friend of mine recently did. These pictures are of a minizine he recently sent me. The description from the back is above. Let me just say, I LOVE the idea of taking something you made when you were little, and then making it into something new now!
As I'm writing this, I'm thinking of something that my mom made when she was little, and has hung onto all these years. A paper dog she made in kindergarten. Hmmm...how could I use that as the inspiration for something new? The wheels are turning.
My young friend Tim who made this has some mad drawing skills (I think that's something the kids still say...right?), and is a reminder to me to capture the things around me...to look to the past...see things through youthful eyes...
Oh, and a follow up to yesterday's Ed Emberley post...Last night I found this site about a film being made called Make a World. So cool!
By Mollie Johanson at Wednesday, November 18, 2009