One of the really great things about starting this blog is that I have re-established communication with a few dear friends from the past. Marcia, who is now living in Arizona with her family, sent me this breathe-taking photo of Glacier National Park. When she told me that the specks on the shore were her and her children sketching the view I just had to say WOW!
Marcia told me that she always takes along a sketchbook and drawing materials! This is such a simple thing to do, yet so admirable..... I've always dreamed of creating beautiful water color sketches, and have recently been telling my daughter that when she's a little older we're going to start taking walks to find beautiful vistas to sketch. I can't wait!
So here's a nice idea for the summer:
Buy sketchbooks for your kids and get them interested in drawing what they see — wherever you happen to be. Encourage them to use the sketchbook as a journal, combining the written word with a collage of printed material, photos, and anything they find interesting. Pursuits such as these make wonderful memories and help children develop invaluable drawing and sketching skills.
Do you have a creative activity that you love doing for yourself or with your children? Tell me about it!