Cleaning and de-clutering is my primary focus as of late. I am restructuring this old house for creativity! It is so hard to be productive, much less creative in a cluttered space or in an area where it is hard to find things because they have no place. I want the house to be as user-friendly as possible when we are "doing school". I want to have all my supplies lined up and ready to go…I want to be able to find alll the pieces we have..and purchase the ones that we don’t. I need to lock up some of the messier items to prohibit toddler distruction, but when the cabinet is open…we will be ready for business!! I was so busy focussing on Science, History, Math, Geography and Language that I never gave much thought to art….well, until today…busy, busy, busy!…the GOOD kind!
Art is a wonderful experience for both kids and mom…and a wonderful way to be creative!! Creativity is God’s wonderful gift to us. I don’t want my younger children to miss out on any of the wonderful art experiences that the older children and I shared together! We had some great times using some of the great art supplies that are seen in many of the Waldorf schools. Once you use real beeswax crayons, like Stockmar, you will never want to use anything else! We usually blend our school subjects into art projects as well…and it is so nice to have those items on hand. It is time for us to restock!
Oooh! I can’t forget to mention some of our favorite books! Including:
Discovering Great Artists
…and so many more! We love the MaryAnn Kohl books! You can get supplies for many of these projects here at Discount School Supply! (don’t forget to check out all of their great discounted products including sturdy playground toys!!)
So I am preparing. My great source of inspiration to get it all together is Elizabeth Foss’ great post on The Art Box. Go ahead and pay her a visit! You will be INSPIRED!!