My purpose in starting this blog is primarily to document and share my own creative journey. However, I cannot deny that a large part of my own journey currently involves my daughters - be it through fulfilling their crafty wishes or in guiding them to explore their own artistic talents. My mother recently told me that she was proud of the fact that I encourage my girls to be as creative as they want to be, and I do take that responsibility very seriously.
With that in mind, I feel absolutely compelled to report on a conversation I had with my eldest two days ago. (And just when you thought this was to be a kid-free blog... )
My eldest proudly brought a new stack of drawings to me as I sat checking my email. I asked her to tell me about them, and so she went through the pile describing each one in great detail. When she found a blank piece of paper tucked in with her pictures, she announced that she was going to draw something for Daddy.
"What should I draw for Daddy?" she asked.
"I don't know. You know what kind of things Daddy likes. You should draw him a picture of something he likes. What do you think Daddy would want?"
She paused for a minute, and then grinned.
"I'm going to draw Daddy a STEAK!"
And she did.