Creativity oozes out of her.
I have been a 14 year old girl, I have known many 14 year old girls, I have had nieces when they were 14 but I’ve never met anyone like Keilee.
She has to create. She HAS to create. When she was small she always played with her dolls or crayons when we watched TV at night. I used to tell her that I couldn’t wait until she was older so she could just sit and watch TV with me. That has yet to happen. She crochets or knits every night while we watch TV or sometimes she does Art Journaling. Never once have I seen her sit and do nothing. I am serious, unless she is sick, she doesn’t do ‘nothing’. I am great at doing nothing. Well I usually read but that is about as creative as I get.
She amazes me. I tell her all the time that I wish I had ¼ of her energy and drive. I wonder all the time if she would be this way if we didn’t homeschool. I know the ‘creativity’ gene is just in her but would she have had time to foster it? With school 8 hours and then homework would she have the hours to spend doing beautiful things?
She sees something and makes it. She doesn’t need a pattern or instructions, she just sees it and “gets” it. We were talking about how different people are yesterday. How some people have amazing talents with singing or playing an instrument and I told her that she has so many talents but the one I love is her talent for just creating….taking something and transforming it into something so cool and beautiful. I think creative people are the people who are the happiest. Because there is ALWAYS an outlet to create.
You wouldn’t believe how many times she tells me……. “It makes me so happy to” crochet or Art Journal or whatever she is doing.
Here are some of the things she has made in the last month.
She LOVES Africa. Her plan has always been to go there and rehabilitate wildlife animals. She made this awesome shirt. She made the transfer, printing it out and ironed it on. Then she cut the fringe and beaded each one of them. See the “Africa” and “Animals” she spelled out? The quote is from Gandhi, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
These are 1. hair bows out of tulle. 2. 2 adorable crocheted dolls she is making [one not finished hence only 1 leg 3. A crocheted octopus that she made for a headband. 4. 2 Hippie headbands 5. She cut out a BIG “K” and used yarn to wrap about it. She also made a bow for it. She has it in her room.
This is a large canvas that she painted Africa on.
I always love seeing what she decided to make. And I tell her every day that I wish I loved doing things like she does. If I did my house would look like something from “House and Garden”!!!
We have plans for a INCREDIBLY EXCITING next few days. More on that later.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” ~Joseph Chilton Pearce
Sylvia at Friendship Friday