Art and creativity
There is no greater joy than seeing the little kids create masterpieces of imagination. Art is an essential component that help develop and strengthen motor skills apart from sparking creativity, It’s form of emotional expression that helps in maintaining a healthy state of mind. And I love my kids getting all engaged in making their art pieces every now n then. Be it loom band creations, or origami, paper quilling, or canvas painting, ceramic painting or a simple collage with stickers/photos, all of these get a big smile on my face. The challenge I face though is making a shelf space for all these creations. So what to do with a new creation literally every week? Listing below some ideas which would be helpful.
Life cycle of an artwork:
1) Acceptance Phase:
- Compliment: Never forget to pay specific compliments, the time you are handed a masterpiece.
- Discuss and listen to all the details they want to tell you about the piece of artwork.
2) Judgement Phase: (This is when you ponder upon and decide the fate of that particular artwork)
- Gift it: Personalized artworks make a great gifting option especially to grandparents who really cherish everything done by these little creatures.
- Save it: Save the artwork as a soft copy and a great memory is stored safely in your hard drives. This way it’s available for these little humans to see again and gather fresh compliments around them.
- Display it: Find a corner on a desk that is in clear view of the child. Keep the artwork here from 3 days to 3 weeks.
- Send it: If you are one of the high motivated ones; you could connect with charity organizations who take kids artworks and use it for printing greeting cards etc.
3) Annoyance Phase: When you realise what a mess your house has been. Nothing seems to be organized and there is a big need for you to trash stuff. But Stop! Please don’t trash anything yet.
4) Pre Removal: Try removing the artwork from your desk but save it for some days away from the eyes of the young artist.
5) Complete removal: 10 days have passed after the first removal attempt and no one checked with you. It is now a safe time for the artworks to go out of your home.