Rosie's Window Art
Listening to NPR Morning Edition on March 27, 2006, I was moved by the words of Frank X Walker. His essay for the program This I Believe, poignantly shared the importance of creativity.
"I believe that happy children are those given the freedom to be expressive, to discover, to create their own "refrigerator door" masterpieces...I believe in a broad definition of...who artists are: Barbers, cooks, auto detailers, janitors and gardeners have as much right to claims of artistry as designers, architects, painters and sculptors." Frank X Walker
The rest of his words are here, and if you encourage art and creativity with the children in your life, his words will make your day! (And if you have an industrious child, you'll also find a great way for them to score some free ice cream during the month of December...Hint - it has to do with the elf photo above.)