After an eight-hour drive home from Nebraska, our youngest girls dug into their blocks and started building. The resulting world completely blew us away...
The dimension. The texture. The flow. Isn't it crazy awesome?
Though they designed the scene on a flat surface, their sprawling city moved. It was easy to visualize a central lake... or imagine rolling terrain beneath the sprawling structures. My husband's assessment pretty much nailed it: It's organic.
We are often tickled by the funny things that kids say and do. But not nearly often enough do we revel in the genius of their thinking. Their creative contributions are so raw and remarkable. My daughter's line work in this drawing, for example...
It resembles nothing I've ever seen. And the color combination is really unique. Ugh, I just LOVE it. I imagine it will be on our fridge for a long time.
For more than a year, I've been writing picture books for kids. Why write for children age 4 to 8? The unencumbered exploration that comes naturally to kids in this age group inspires me so much.
A charge for grown-ups out there, myself included: Tune in to the vision of the littles around you. Learning is a two-way street, and the kids in our lives have so much to teach us.