- Arts and Design
Art, Glue Guns and Happiness
Kids Know Something We Don't
When is it that we stop creating? As children we are encouraged to colour, make things with dough and stick glitter and feathers to as many things as possible…and then one day that all stops. Why is that?
Glitter for All
At some point in childhood do we start hearing the message that art has no value? As grownups do we think creating is only worthwhile if what we make can be sold? Doesn’t it scare anyone that when we ask young children what they want to do when they grow up, they all lists jobs?Wouldn’t it be awesome if just one of them said “I want to cover the world in rhinestones and glitter?”
Glue Guns Rock!
If you’ve read my profile you’ll know I love my glue gun.(I am considering inventing a belt with a holster and carrying an extension cord like a laso so I can have it with me at all times. You never know when you will want to stick one thing to another thing.) It is my sticker of wonder and can transform any ho-hum project into a thing of beauty and has helped me jump headfirst back into the world of arts and crafts. If you don’t have a glue gun, get one or two or six. You can never have enough really.
Rediscover the Joy of Creating
I credit my daughters for reigniting my passion for creating and all things sticky. Having children in your life brings so many gifts and spending time colouring, gluing and sparkling with my three wunderkinds has reminded me of just how great it feels to create. And thanks to an awesome post about the fascinating world of junk art by JY3052 I am embarking on some fun and wacky projects with my ladies to display in our garden over the summer. We are lucky enough to live in a kooky, artsy village where anything goes, so I am hoping our creations will spark some great conversations and photo ops for visitors and locals alike.
Join in and Share!
Here are just a few of the wild and wonderful things we are working on and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read about and see anything you are creating. If you are having trouble getting started, why not start a craft night with your friends and share resources and ideas?
Consider this a call to arms oh soon to be crafty ones: rummage through your junk drawers and your garages, hit the dollar store and buy all the sparkle paint and rhinestones you can carry and get creating! Happy gluing!