A Spring Burst of Creativity

I reckon spring must finally be here. Not because of any great change in the weather, but because the boys have had a sudden burst of creativity. Gman has been designing his own board game, which I am pleased to report uses a hexagonal patterned board ;-). I am sure he will be writing about it soon on his blog. Waif has been drawing more of his intricate little maps:


Waif has also written his first poem in a very long time. I am impressed with its rhythm and layout, but wonder if the subject matter reflects too much science fiction?!

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Does spring inspire new bursts of creativity in you or your children?

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6 thoughts on “A Spring Burst of Creativity

  1. There’s no such thing as too much science fiction!!!!! How adorable that he has his own blog!

  2. Gjeometry says:

    His own board game AND a poem! Way to go offspring!

  3. sewingforfun says:

    How wonderful to see the different people our children are!!! To see them grow and to discover who they really are. Who are these “creatures” who came to live with us at some point?

    How fun to see your kids projects šŸ™‚ Even though my kids have their versions of things, I can see your boys definetly are themselves :-)!!! Fantastic!! No doubt they are inspired by their mom too šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    My kids, well, my two girls are always creating. I actually have a 21 year old son, so I get to see him becoming more of a “adult”. He is curently in a new job and has a very nice girfriend. Is he creative??? At least he is constructive in building his life, and that makes me happy.

    My 18 year old is what you can compare to a senior in highschool. She is what we call a “russ”. The seniors celebrating their final year at this level education. She draws and paints figures from her “childhood” on these special red pants that they wear! That consumes her these days šŸ™‚ and yes she is ALWAYS drawing.

    My 15 year old is probably a bit too preocupied with the computer. He is more a tecnical man like his father. Not craftsy and creative like his mom. I try to balance him though. Bringing him out of his “den”. Making sure he gets excercise and spends “SOME TIME” outside! Fresh air and excersise šŸ™‚ It works wonders. This is my “theory matematical” youngster.

    My youngest daughter is much like me. She is always creating something. She draws like her sister but also spends time working with clay and just about anything she can put together. Sometimes I can even hear her at my sewing machine,- making something or an other. She even is creative with food. She will get up in the morning and take some frozen banana pieces (I place in the freezer as they become a little ripe) and make herself some “banana icecream” for breakfast (using my powerful blender- the “vitamix” šŸ™‚ )

    Yes, spring is upon us and we are enjoying all the light that comes our way this time of year. During the winters our days are way too short up here in the land of Norway šŸ™‚ SO when spring comes we really apreciate the sun and the lighter days šŸ™‚ Fantastic, it definetly gives a burst of energy šŸ™‚

    So, I am with your boys. They got the point. This is a time for creating šŸ™‚ and you have a lot to be proud of I can see. Maybe you have a writer growing up right in front of you šŸ™‚

    • vivjm says:

      Isn’t it interesting how our offspring show their creativity in such different ways? I loved reading about the different members of your family. I never think of food as creativity, but it definitely is! Gman loves to cook (so do I) and has lately been treating us to some interesting combos. We ate plenty of banana “ice cream” last summer (v jealous of your vitamix btw!!) but as Gman got an ice cream maker for his birthday, we are looking forward to some more exotic frozen treats this year. As he can’t tolerate cow’s milk, it will be great to be able to have our own goat’s milk or coconut milk ice cream. Yum!

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