Thursday, July 10, 2014


I have to chuckle at the "Maker Movement" that is going around. In order to get creative, people these days need an organized movement and "makers faires" and such. 

I suppose it's a backlash against a generation that is so overscheduled, they never had the time to creatively invent things, nor did they have the unscheduled boredom that drives kids to create on their own. I'm curious to see if scheduling creativity will work. I'm honestly a bit skeptical, since creative invention is not something that can be taught. Sure, you can teach the craft, but the art comes from within. 

Photos of kids making cardboard houses, toy food and self-published books this week. Our own "maker's faire" has overtaken my dining room!

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