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Spring, as seen by Maddie

April 5, 2010

Yesterday Marcel was talking about how he needed to put together some Spring collages and/our video montages of photos to help inspire the students in the photography elective he’s teaching at school. Maddie jumped up and said “I can help you Dad!” Shortly thereafter, Marcel and I went out for coffee/chai and didn’t think much more of it.

When we got home, Maddie bounded out of bed because she HAD to show Dad what she’d created for him before she could drift off to dreamland. Here’s her work of art. (She wanted to add talking bubbles to the geese, but ran out of time.)

I just love how little hesitation there is in her when it comes to creativity. She never questioned whether or not she knew how to create a collage, never hesitated when it came to using software she didn’t really understand, never worried that the photos she was selecting were good enough, and never doubted that her dad would love the final product.

It seems I have a lot to learn from the bold creativity of an eight year old.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2010 9:18 am

    Great job, Maddie! That is exactly what spring looks like around here too.

  2. Deb permalink
    April 5, 2010 9:31 am

    “It seems I have a lot to learn from the bold creativity of an eight year old”
    ………. mmmmmm, ditto, ditto, ditto………….

  3. April 5, 2010 1:23 pm

    Indeed! Lovely work – may we all be so bold and confident.

  4. April 5, 2010 1:33 pm

    Congratulate Maddie for me. I am very impressed with her cleverness and creativity. I think she’s a chip off — the two old blocks.

  5. April 6, 2010 9:27 am

    How very Amy-ish of her 🙂

  6. April 6, 2010 10:13 am

    holy wow! awesome! is she your mini-me?!
    that boot picture is amazing 🙂
    thanks for sharing the sweetness.

  7. April 7, 2010 10:14 pm

    standing ovation. I especially like the boot photo!

  8. Dovelily permalink
    April 21, 2010 1:10 pm

    Love it! Especially the boot and the bud pictures!

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