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Permission to Create

If you have been following my personal blog, you probably know I have been working through The Artist’s Way for the past couple of months. It’s been a great experience for me, and I am looking forward to the rest of what I discover about myself. In fact, I am planning to read most, if not all, of her books over the next several months/years/however long it takes to get through them.

Anyway, as I was reading this week’s chapter, it asked about what we lacked growing up, and for some reason “art supplies” popped into my head. Now, I didn’t have any real interest in visual arts growing up. It wasn’t an area that I felt like I had any talent in, and so I endured art class, rather than enjoying it. And I never asked for art supplies, beyond crayons and coloring books. And, yes, I always colored in the lines. And then, once I wrote that, I realized that I don’t buy art supplies for my kids either, beyond….coloring books and crayons. And I had to wonder, am I putting door locks on creativity for them that I don’t see because they don’t have the tools to express it?

And I am thinking that a trip to A.C. Moore maybe in order, just for some basics, yk? Nothing expensive, nothing trendy, just some decent pencils and paints and such. For them, yk? And maybe also for me.

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