So this week my inspirations are for adults who are looking for a little creative inspiration of their own:
Books to Read: Earlier this week I wrote about creative coloring books for kids, but who says kids should have all the fun. From Brainpickings, here are 7 Activity books for grown-up to get their creative juices flowing!
I also came across this book this week at the bookstore Steal Like an Artist By Austin Kleon. While I have just gotten started on it, the back cover lists 10 ways to unlock your creativity. All 10 are really good tips but my favorites are 2) Don't wait until you know who your are to get started and 5) Side projects and hobbies are important. I think as adults, and especially parents it is really easy to push your own hobbies and interests to the side, they just seem like easy things to cut out when you are trying to figure out how to get everything done in a day. What I am starting to realize is that they are actually really important for everyone involved.
Moments Big and Small: Since most parents don't have a spare hour in the day to do anything, I think this advice from Design Mom is really helpful. I am often amazed by what can happen or not happen in a just a few minutes!
Things to Do: Wreck this App, some creativity for your phone or ipad!
Stuff to Watch: While this is not technically a category on the blog, it could be, so I will go with it, and start with this Adora Svitaik: What Adults Can Learn From Kids TED talk.
So who was the creative influence in your childhood?