Once upon a time, there lived a woman named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was a very creative woman, and had books and magazines about all kinds of crafts! She made doll furniture out of tin cans, crocheted and knitted, among other things. Her granddaughter, Signe, loved to visit her and see what new creative thing Grandma Elizabeth was up to.
When Signe grew up, she had her finger in every creative pie there was! Professionally a sign painter (inspired by her house painter father perhaps), she was also a talented seamstress, wedding cake decorator, painter...etcetera! She made adorable matching clothing for her four children and inspired in them a passion to create beautiful things.
Signe's daughter Joanna grew up hand-sewing barbie clothes, and drawing, writing, and creating all the time. When she married and moved out, one of the biggest changes that shocked her was not having access to craft supplies! If she wanted to make something, she had to go out to buy the materials! Over the years, she developed her own craft stash and indulged her creative side.
Eventually, Joanna also passed down the legacy of creativity to her children. She sewed clothes for them, made crafts with and for them, and shared her fancy papers.
Now Juliana is beginning to carry on the creative tradition. Her favourite thing to do is "cutting and gluing and taping." She made this picture below for her Grandma Signe.
And if she wants a particular toy, like a baby bottle for her doll, she will just make one.
|Juliana's Christmas Dress|
|Nick's baby overalls|
|This is a book I want to read on this topic. Nurturing Creativity is written by Renee Tougas, a homeschooling mom. Once my collection of books to read gets a little smaller, I may buy this ebook.|