This is pretty much a “random topics” kind of blog post.
Meet Porter’s alien friends. These are his latest creations. Porter and his friend Cameron spent hours drawing unique characters, organizing them, and playing with them. Kind of reminds me of his recent dinosaur art.
I shared some thoughts on how to nurture creativity in our children earlier this year. Going along with my 7th point in that post, this is a little reminder to photograph your kids’ art. They should be proud of what they create and of course you want to show them that you’re proud of them too. Getting out the camera helps instill that feeling.
For example: Porter and Cameron drew a bunch of little aliens and cut them out. I invited them to arrange their aliens on a piece of cardboard I had so we could snap a picture, which of course they were game for doing (see above). To take it a step further, they each laid next to their art to be in the picture too. This is Cameron and his aliens:
The result is that you’re not only preserving their art, but you’re capturing their age and stage of life at the time of creating that art. By the way, the boys love that it looks like they’re standing against a wall. This is what the scene really looked like:
Poster board on the floor (you could also use a blanket or sheet or even the floor itself). I intentionally did this right next to windows where I could get beautiful, natural, indirect lighting.
A couple other mentionables today:
1. FINNISH NAME PLATES. My mom picked up a couple of “Saara” Finnish name plates for those who commented about that name (pictured here). But no one has claimed them. If you are Saara or know a Saara, please send an email HERE with a shipping address and my mom would love to send you a Saara name plate. First come, first served. Attention: Cindy with a daughter “Hanna” — we saw your note and my mom needs your shipping address as well.
2. FACEBOOK. I need to address this Facebook Friend thing. For those of you who have sent me a friend invitation, I wanted to let you know why it hasn’t been accepted. You may notice on my facebook page that I have zero friends. And yet there are lots of folks getting my feed because they “like” me (I like you too, by the way). ; )
That’s because I am set up as a page, not a personal profile. A facebook page is for businesses and organizations and the like. The difference is that anyone can get my facebook feed if they “like” my page. To be “friends” means both parties have to accept each other and then they get each other’s feed. I know I simply can’t keep up with that much feed.
My point: If you have invited me as a friend on facebook, that’s why I haven’t accepted the invitation. If you’d like to receive my feed, just go here and click on the “like” button next to Becky Higgins LLC (as shown here).