Thursday, August 6, 2009

hearts in hands

my sweet ten-year-old niece is staying with me for a few days. she loves to laugh, swim, read....and play in my studio! and truth be known, i've learned a lot more from her the past couple of days than she's learned from me. watching her has reminded me of the importance of "play".....that there really are no mistakes.....that creating art means never having to say i'm sorry. and especially that it's okay to just have some plain ol' fun....and that's exactly what we've been doing (wait until you see what she made with polymer clay.....more on that tomorrow!)!

15 comments:

Monica Holtsclaw said...

How fun! I'm sure she's learning a lot from you, too! There is nothing like time with a favored aunt :) Let the good times roll!

Ludid said...

what a special time!

Dolores said...

I'm so glad you have someone to play with. I wonder if she will be doing something creative as she grows up. It would be nice.

Kelly said...

fun fun. i remember the first time i really let my girls loose with some paint and paper. they decided to literally paint their hands with paint and then stamp their hands onto the paper. we had paint everywhere! but great fun.

Gina Lee Kim said...

I would like to join in on the fun too. So cute!
We should all take play very seriously....our lives depend on it :)
p.s. thank you for your sweet comments as always.
p.p.s. and congrats for being featured on Etsy.

Tess said...

Aren't 10 year olds fun, fun, fun? I love that pic and it will become a cherished heirloom one day. Better print it out on quality paper.

PrairiePeasant said...

I'm sure the two of you are having a fabulous time, and what wonderful memories you are creating together! If you were closer, I'd send my 10 year old over too so you could all have another playmate! (actually, I'd come too!!)

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Hooray for play time! Kids are the *best* at reminding us to PLAY...that's why my sweet boy is always in the craft room with me ;)

Thanks for the sweet note, my dear friend! I've been missing my bloggy friends, too! And you have been BUSY...I'm *lovin'* all the inspiration and the new journals!! I have a lot to catch up on...better get back to reading... ;)

Silke said...

Oh, what a wonderful time you must have together. Some of my favorite times growing up were with my aunt! And I see it's "all heart" at your blog as well... Hugs, Silke

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Lori, I know you are having fun, I love having my nieces with me. Something about you brothers and sisters kids, they are special and so much fun to spoil.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Oh, fun fun fun! Playtime is always the best at any age! Can't wait to see your goodies! Thanks so much for your sweet as can be comment!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

So blessed! said...

Awww....nothin better than makin memories!
Hugs from Texas. Have a blessed one.

Sue Krei said...

It looks like you've been having some fun!!! Cute pix! I love it when my grandbabies are here visiting. One of the first things they ask me is "are we going to paint today?" Sometimes we do and sometimes not, but we always do something crafty. Have a nice day!

presious said...

As adults, I think we do forget to "play", to express ourselves in a not-so-serious mode and to laugh. I'm glad she's there for you as much as you are for her :).

The gifts we receive from our children....:)

julie king said...

delightful photo!! and yes, children know how to play without fear of error!!! it is such a charming trait to have.

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