tools and toys and trucks wait in winter
for the children to return
to see what new ideas
they can create together come spring.
“never worry for the delay in success compared to the others.
because the construction of wonders takes more time than other buildings.”
the kinder create with loose parts
dressed all in yellow.
clearly in their yellow period.
“yellow is the color which is closest to light.
we associate the rays of the sun and the stars with it.
it is the radiance of the spirit.”
– ueli seiler-hugova
when you try and try
to make a snowman
the fluffy, sticky, wet snow is gone
the icy, hard, dry snow is here
you think and think
of another way
just decorate a bump that you find
make a flat-puffy snowman
and there you go.
“creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. it fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”
– bruce garrabrandt
kinder quite naturally, know what to do
“in a time of destruction, create something.”
-maxine hong kingston
love wandering around the town
discovering artists’ work
left in unexpected places
a sudden inspiration
using what they found
“i don’t think there’s anything in this universe as powerful as the power of an artist to create.
by that logic, we are all artists, aren’t we?”
then it’s all dark
turn on the black light
their art comes alive
“every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”
“a creative project is a moving target.
You never end up where you start.’
the kinders remind me of this each and every day.
good to know i will never have to worry
especially happy to see
an alien, a couple of vikings, a mongolian warrior, and sponge bob
included in the mix.
“the sound a box of lego makes is the noise of a child’s mind working,
looking for the right piece.
and it’s almost creativity in aural form.”
– grayson perry, playing to the gallery
image credit: getty images, dan kitwood, mental floss