Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Inspired Wednesday 3/6

Welcome back to Washed Up Inspired Wednesday!  If you missed last week find it HERE and HERE.

Let me inspire you:
My daughter is 7.  When she was big enough to pick up a pencil she started drawing.  She hasn't put that pencil down since.  She is very creative and has a great eye for detail.  To keep her love of art and the creative juices flowing I try to keep a few things handy.
Some of her paint supplies.
1. Paper - lots and lots of paper -  spiral notebooks, white paper, colored paper, paper in different sizes and shapes.
2. Scissors - regular scissors and fancy scissors
3. Crayons, Marker, Colored Pencils
4. Paints - acrylic, water color, and tempera
5. Extras - oil pastels, sharp pencils, colored ink pens, highlighters

I keep most of these items down low on shelves and in bins for her to be able to use when she wants.  She usually just uses a spiral notebook and mechanical pencil. We have a few instructional books on drawing but she loves to come up with her own thing.  Usually it is horses and barns.
Her drawing of a horse.  She is learning how to shade.

I think that encouraging her love of art and creativity will spark her love of life and living.  I want to keep that spark alive for her and inspire her to achieve anything she wants.  So for now we are encouraging art.

Painting a fish for her daddy's birthday.
Featured post from 2/27:
I chose this link as my feature because we are starting to memorize our addition facts 1-10 and this post hit the nail on the head for me.  I was debating whether or not I felt it was important.  Go read it for yourself and see what you think!  I would love to hear  your thoughts!

Giveaway this week:
A copy of Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher

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  1. I am a follower and have your button link up on my home page! Great inspiration found here :)

    (Rachael at

    1. Rachel,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment and for linking up with our blog hop. I truly hope that we have inspired you today!

  2. Love this! Isn't it great how having simple materials around allows them the freedom to explore and create?

    1. Amy,
      I didn't realize just how creative my children could be. Just by keeping a few simple things on hand and in reach they are able to create and explore.

  3. Thanks for featuring NextGen Homeschool's math facts post, Stephanie! It's definitely receiving a lot of comments, and my sister-in-law has even inspired me to pay more attention to it now.

    Your daughter is very talented! I love your suggestion about the art box.
    Renée at NextGen Homeschool

    1. Thank you for linking up with us, Renee. I love reading your blog.

      My daughter loves all arts and crafts. Maybe she will grow up to be an art teacher or artist. :)

      Becuase of your sister-in-law I am going to be more diligent about teaching S her math facts. Without them she has nothing to build on. I am so glad she shared.

      Have a blessed week.