Have you ever noticed that all young children are artists? Creative geniuses ready to bloom and be discovered. Children can teach us so much about creativity…just watch them when they paint a picture. They become completely absorbed in the drawing and put their complete attention, concentration, and love into that one picture. They don’t worry about what others think…they give it their all.
Creativity takes many forms. A four-year-old boy I know can take a watch apart and put it back together almost exactly the way it was. When his father discovered this curiosity, he recognized his son’s mechanical ability. He buys old watches and clocks at garage sales; the little boy loves them better than toys.
With art children learn to solve problems. When your child is angry, frustrated, or scared, drawing a picture and telling a story can help him work it through. Always encourage creativity, for you never know where it might lead. A top Seattle department store carries jewelry designed with the drawings of a twelve-year-old girl. One mother used her son’s pictures to make greeting cards; he now works on movies. A father designed his business cards using a logo that his daughter had scribbled on paper. It gave her quit a boost…today she is a graphic designer.
When a child explores her creativity she discovers her potential. When her potential is recognized and acknowledged, her future is secured. Frame their art and suddenly it looks suitable for any gallery. Hang it on the walls and they are ready to fly.