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Creative is in the Eye of the Beholder

My friend once told me a story about how his kindergarten teacher singled him out for not drawing a bunny correctly. As an adult, he was a very funny, creative guy in many ways, but said his incident had a big affect on how he felt about himself in regards to his drawing abilities.

Whose to say what is right or wrong creative wise? Especially to a kid at such a young age. True, some creative efforts will be better than others, but it’s important not to forget that the act of having fun and being creative is just as important as it is turning something out to be a masterpiece.

4 comments

  1. Sadly I don’t think many of them are previously.bitten – watermelon shot was taken at canucks Stacy was doing a big pig roast that day

    Thanks Tim and Miclele

  2. Michele in Playa

    Nice post Laurie and an excellent reminder to all of us with children in our lives.

  3. I like it when you leave me with something to think about. Great pics

  4. previously.bitten

    I often wonder if these teachers are aware of the impact a slight comment can have. In so many cases, the impact of said slights go beyond their notice, completely unintentional.

    But still – creativity for the sake of creativity is very important. The image of the watermelons? That’s my favourite of the lot.

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