Monday, March 8, 2010

Creativity Tips: Color It In!

My friend Vered recently posted a note on Facebook about her daughter Ellie, one hellacious trip to the dentist, and the resulting visit from the tooth fairy.

I'll let Vered take the story from there:

"Miss Ellie wrote a thank you note to the tooth fairy and drew a picture of a butterfly without any white space. If you have a young child, you know that a picture where all the white space is colored in is a true act of care and love."

Whoa. After almost 20 years of being a mother, after countless crayon-colored gifts, that had never occurred to me. It is an act of care and love to fill every square inch of the paper with color.

I don't know about you, but there are a lot of projects in my life where I haven't been filling in all the white space lately. This week, I'm going to do better. Thanks to Vered and Ellie for another lesson!

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Well this was certainly a real wake up call for me! Thanks Jan (and Ellie and Vered) for reminding me to "fill (life) up!"