In our house's basement there is a wall. It is a plain wall with simple off white paint over wood paneling. Nothing too exciting. Nothing too exciting until I decided I wanted to have it be our wall of inspiration. If your kids are like mine, or you are like me then there is a constant flow of artistic pieces of paper flowing through your home. I hate to shove them all away in a bin, or to throw them away....but I am a little bit of a "too much paper clutter makes me want to crawl out of my skin" kind of person. The simple solution to this problem is to display it. There is no rhyme or reason to what goes on the wall-basically if a child does something they love or I love, it goes on our wall. I have a few photos, cards, drawings I did or drawings I like up on there too. It is the wall I stare at when I am sitting at my computer and without fail it makes me smile.
Pablo Picasso once said, " Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
Hopefully this is a step in the right direction for keeping the little artists alive...because this world always needs more people making artistic things in it!!
How are you cultivating creativity in yourself or the ones around you?? I love hearing how people do this!!