Does art flow through the veins or is it something acquired through study and exposure? Perhaps it is born in each of us, only outgrown or taught out by a world consumed with being ‘productive’. I wonder if we aren’t all artistic on some level, hidden beneath mounds of responsibility.
Whether we have instilled it or God has developed it, our children long to be creative. My babies love to paint, draw, animate, film, photograph, and craft. They look for ways to utilize their imaginations.
Like most artists, they not only wish to be expressive, but desire an opportunity to share it with those they love. A place to post their creative endeavors, sharing their thoughts on various mediums, what they learned during the processes, and hearing feedback from those with greater experience.
To this end… may I introduce to you ‘The Grau Kids Studio‘! A fun, colorful, creative space designed by my husband just for this purpose. Here our kids are free to post their latest and greatest projects, allowing family and friends from all over the world to see what they’ve been up to.
Only up for a week now, this has been an excellent learning experience for our kids. Besides the benefits of posting current projects, the process of setting up an account and formatting a blog has, in-and-of itself, been a great learning tool.
Their projects may never see the inside of a museum (although, who knows…), but here they are displayed for them to look back on. Memories written in print, captured images of creativity, encouragement for those looking to test the boundaries of their imagination, and inspiration for further learning.
May the Lord bless all our children’s endeavors and continue to guide them in His ways. May He cultivate their imaginations and remind them of the importance of grasping moments of creativity even when surrounded by a world of responsibility.
“And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze,” – Exodus 35:31-32
🔔Time to Chime In: A moment of truth… setting aside time to craft has never been easy for me. Do you make a point of exploring art with your kids? What is your favorite medium to work with?