I just want to start this off by saying, I am in no way a Kanye Fan! But when I was trying to think of a title for this post, it reminded of his random rant at the VMAs – “Listen to the kids, bro!”
Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” So true. One of the goals I have with this blog is to provide creative content and images which I can say I thought of on my own and that won't be seen anywhere else. This is more challenging than it sounds, because I often find myself over-brainstorming. So, where have I been going to get new ideas? The KIDS…bro!
As a parent, one of the bad habits I've developed through out the years is brushing off my children's silly ideas. Don't get me wrong, I pay attention to them, laugh about it with them and I entertain their story telling, I just never really thought of it as being more than just innocent imagination. I blame this on being an adult.
When I was young, I was an artist…or at least I would like to think I was. I would come up with creative projects without any struggle, my mind just created. Now, just trying to think of something that can hold anyone's interest takes me hours. Recently, with the help of my offspring, I discovered that the reason behind this, is that I think way too much. When we do this, we are actually slowly killing our ideas. When something off-the-wall comes into my head, I start analyzing it, and one by one reasons of why I should not do it start adding up.
So now, whenever writer's block hits, I call for an emergency meeting with my creative team (playtime with the kids). Young minds run a thousand miles per hour, keep up and you'd be surprised what you come up with! So with that being said, I give creative credit to my kids for this one.