I wanted to share a note I received yesterday. One that really made my day. Maybe even my month. It's from my friend Dawn (who also reads this blog).
Thank you for all of your ideas. I have to say in all honesty that your blog makes me a happier mama. When we have a cool project to do, I feel more fulfilled and I feel like a better person. Not to mention that a lot of the end results are really beautiful.
Previous to meeting you, I don't think I realized that children's art went past a certain point-- that is to say that I thought we had the art scene going on with markers, crayons, fingerpaints, construction paper and an easel! Nothing wrong with those things, of course, but a whole new world has been opened. I love seeing our progress.
Thank you, Dawn! Thank you for your appreciation and also thank you for expressing so perfectly what I feel myself -- that being creative with my family makes me a better and happier mama. Of course my hope is to inspire others as well, through my blog, to make art and creativity a priority. So to receive confirmation that what I'm doing is affecting others in a positive way makes me feel amazing. (It can also make me tearful, but I cry easily!)