Wednesday, May 27, 2009

the family that paints together.

Last year, I stumbled upon this blog, a beautifully photographed account of a family. Makes you want to do crazy things like knit. And have four kids. And can your own food. Wild.

Last summer, I picked up Amanda Soule's book, The Creative Family. The book reads like her blog. It's a quick read, full of simple ideas to spark the creative juices in a family.

Several weeks ago I got together with friends to paint pottery. The finished projects sat in our kitchen waiting to be delivered to the kiln. Four bowls were left unpainted. One night after Everett went to sleep, they beckoned. Nate, Claire and I had a family pottery-painting night, which was just as messy and fun as you can imagine.

In her book, Soule suggests a family drawing night. I think we'll try that next.