Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Her Work













She is ever a picture of industry. With lips pouted in concentration and head cocked to the side as she surveys her creations...just like her Mumma. There is paper everywhere. Snipped paper, ripped paper, coloured paper, drawn on paper, small circles of paper from the hole punch. It spills from the dining table and at times feels as if I will drown in all it's colourful chaos. With her insatiable imagination comes much desired creativity yet much less desired mess.

Each day her volcano of creativity explodes spewing forth all manner of stationary across every empty surface and pathway. And every evening we tidy it away. Our children burst into our worlds and bring with them a cornucopia of stuff not always in tune with our own aesthetic and although we love them til our hearts ache it is all too easy to "tidy them away".

But this her day's play...is her work. And such important and sacred work it is.

While she slept the other day, weary from her many adventures with her every cell trying its darnedest to shoo away Winter lurgies, I pottered. Some wee pieces of furniture were hauled upstairs from the garage. Some vintage sheeting was torn and plaited. A Mumma made letter writing caddy was hung. Pretty china plates became vessels for art making supplies.  A work space was created. Her space.



10 comments:

Anna... said...

This is simply the sweetest. How very special she would feel to now have her very own 'writing centre'. Love the crayon rocks! x

Kylie said...

No wonder your little girl is so focused, what a beautiful place you've created for her to work from! So special. Her little desk, that gorgeous caddy and her creations.

Bungalowgirl said...

Love all her " work", the fairy dress cape and especially her office- wish mine was that cute. My girl likes to put on my heels and scarves before she click clacks off to work- which happens to be being a kindy teacher this week. melx

Mary said...

How gorgeous. Also a timely reminder to me about the importance of my girls artwork. You have such a beautiful writing style.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

Oh now I know your Miss B and my Miss M are truly kindred spirits! My little one has her own little Queen Anne table, set with pencils, scissors, crayons and paper. She creates all day, drawing, cutting, wrapping and making us gifts! What a wonderful space you have given Bijou and I might just have to whip up a wee little paper holder like yours....truely inspiring! I'm off to ring you now...xx

Tammi said...

Oh Steph it's no wonder your girl is erupting with creativity..you have created such a gorgeous space here for her in which she can nuture her passions. Just lovely.

x

Posie Patchwork said...

Steph, this is gorgeous, look at her & that beautiful set up, no wonder she's creating stunning pieces, love Posie

Janine said...

What a gorgeous space Steph. I like your little writing caddy, what a great idea! Aren't they growing so fast. E loves cutting, pasting and drawing too. My broom gets an excellent daily work out!

Karen said...

This is the most adorable little workspace ever. I bet you get lots more gorgeous pictures now she has her own space in which to work.
We did this a while ago with my girls (who are older than your little miss) and they are forever making new creations (and pinching the supplies from my desk which is nearby!).
Wouldn't have it any other way though.

today i said...

This is a lovely post. My son is very much like this always creating something, which is a pleasure to watch.

Its so nice to see how you are nurturing your daughters creativity.

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