Creativity is Inventing, Experimenting, Growing…

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Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risk, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. -Mary Lou Cook

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." – Mary Lou Cook

I really like this creativity quote. And to prove how much I like it, this is the second time I've posted it. By the time I had created the image above, I noticed another version in my file of art and creativity quotes. Oh well. It's a good one and worth a repeat. I have never claimed to have the best of memories.

Blog Updates:

  • I just looked back over this weeks posts and noticed that there isn't a whole lot of kids' art. Sorry about that! There's plenty going on in our house—mostly in the form cutting and taping paper and string to create various things that I can't necessarily identify. (If you're looking for kids' art ideas, you'll find lots in my Arts & Crafts Directory!)
  • I'm thinking about starting a second blog that would be part craft blog and part an exploration of grown-up creativity (mine and yours). Partly so I can focus on kids' art here on The Artful Parent and still have a place to write about the other stuff.
  • If you were waiting to see if you won the Rainy Day Play giveaway before ordering a Halloween costume or kids' dress-up clothes, maybe head over and revisit your wish list. 
  • Thanks for all the comments, questions, likes, and shares about our artful autumn tree, both here and on my facebook page. The tutorial is in my autumn crafts book, but it's easy enough to make
    —we used brown contractor's paper, black masking tape, and painted paper leaves. Simply cut the paper into a trunk and tape it up. Cut some branches and tape them up. And continue until you have a tree you like. You could even add real autumn leaves (like these, maybe) rather than painted paper ones.

Happy friday and happy weekend!!

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  1. says

    just came across this while searching for something entirely different. You have soem great info here – I have bookmarked your site for a future read – thanks!

  2. Elizabeth says

    I would love for you to start a second blog about adult art exploration, similar to your children’s blog. I know I’m a homeschooling mama who would like to try to get more creative. It seems there are plenty of blogs for sewing, knitting and photography. But I can’t find much for drawing, painting, mixed media etc. At least none where they teach you anything or link you to others who can teach. Lately, I’ve been wanting to explore creative doodling, typography and graphic design. I guess I’m looking for An Artful Parent for those mediums. :-).

  3. says

    Oh – I love the idea of the second blog for adult art. I’m embracing my crafty side a little late in life (through making things for and with my little ones) and it would be lovely to hear what other people are doing in this area too!

  4. says

    I would also LOVE a second blog for adult creativity! I think creating is an essential part of all of us, but we lose the time to do it as adults. But it still makes us happy! :) I recently started a doodle journal, and I love it!!

  5. Suzie says

    Similiar to the other comments above, would love a second adult blog on creativity. I think one of the things I like most about doing stuff with my kids is that i get to have a play too! And since starting to read your blog over two years ago, have always wondered about what you do personally to be creative. Am actually going to order the book you mentioned the other day, cultivating creativity – need a bit myself at the moment.