Monday, October 29, 2012

creative make believe

IMG_3386Underneath it all- the creative business, the to do lists, the bills, the stress, the goals, the worry about the future, the everyday things...there is imagination, magic and whimsy that keeps my soul afloat. 
IMG_3501 In our world, its hard to hold onto that childlike wonder, those simple daydreams and the make believe that was such a big part of childhood. But I have found though art and creativity those daydreams can be brought back to life. With a little imagination, anything it possible.
IMG_3419Imagination has always been a big part of my life (I don't know how you can be an artist without one!) but since becoming a mom, I have been even more inspired to use my imagination to make daydreams, stories and fairy tales into something tangible. I want to be an example to my little Lucy that magic, wonder, joy and whimsy are hiding in the most unexpected places.
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26 comments:

  1. Such a sweet thing and so true. You're cultivating an imagination in your daughter through yours. What a great Mom.

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  2. I love this post and the ideas! You're brilliant Alisa! :)

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  3. I LOVE this! What a beautiful fairy house.
    I made fairy gardens with my granddaughters this summer, and they were thrilled.

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  4. I am pinning this! So inspirational. love it so

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  5. Alisa, I am absolutely enchanted!!! i can just smell the moss and the wetness. Love, love love the leaf roof and banner. Brings back memories of the joyful play with mine when they were little! She is blessed to have you. (I have been following your blog for awhile. You're so inspiring! I make little clothes for my creative business.)

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  6. You have definitely understood it all!!! And I thank you for being out there to inspire me. To remind me of some important things like in this post. Because of you my creative juices are trickling out where they were totally dry.

    Yes, keep that magic going.

    You are definitely a fairy - the good creative fairy. And your little Lucy a true apprentice!!!

    Please keep on marvelling us!!!

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  7. :) Adorable, creative fun.

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  8. What a great lesson to start the week with!!

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  9. Oh my goodness is this the sweetest little fairy house. I LOVE LOVE the role you take as Lucy's parent, you are doing more then surviving that first year, YOU ARE THRIVING AT MOTHERHOOD!! That banner and leaf roof is the best. She is so lucky to have you!!!

    Thanks for ALWAYS showing us how to find the MAGIC in everyday little things!! So inspiring this was to read!!

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  10. We can almost never get rid of worry and anxiety over what may happen in the future no matter what one does for a living.
    It's lovely that you balance it with such whimsy. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. My favourite Shel Silverstein quote! I am so glad I found your blog. Thank you for sharing your world, your journey & your imagination. You always bring me joy.

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  12. So wonderful that you make the time for whimsy! It's no pressure art for pleasure. And just wait till Lucy can say..Mama can you make me this, and this, and can we make that. It'll keep the whimsy, and imagination hoppin and make for memorable time's with your wee one!

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  13. if i were there, like lucy, i know i could get pulled in by the magic and the joy of pretending would shine through the years and find me once again.

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  14. This is the most imaginative, creative and adorable thing I have ever seen. LOVE!

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  15. Being around kids definitely helps keep that creative spirit alive and well. It's one of the greatest things about being a teacher!!

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  16. I absolutely love the photos AND reading everyone's comments. Keep up the beautiful and creative art. I can already see the wonder in Lucy's eyes.

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  17. This is most definitely one of the greatest blog posts anywhere. Charming and heart-centered. Thanks for setting the scene for the week.

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  18. Loved every word. The little fairy house is so precious. When I was in Oregon in June I saw all sorts of woodsy places that truly made me think of a fairy world. Your post took me back to those memories.

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  19. This is such a wonderful message! And I love the way you created this little fairy fantasy word amidst the mossy outdoors. I need to remember to do this more as I face the stresses of design school deadlines and life's worries. It can be hard to let go and think like a child, so I thank you for the reminder

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  20. Alisa, this post is adorable! Lucy's adorable outfit is too, the polka dot hat and the yellow jacket with the striped cuffs is just precious. Of course she is so precious she will always look gorgeous in anything. I adore your blog, it's definitely one of my favorites! Sending love and light from Alabama!

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  21. fantastic Alisa! Thank you for reminding us this truth and how important it is to pursue our dreams and to be a model for our child. And i absolutely love this little piece of land art, amazing!

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  22. Maureen5:05 PM

    Alisa,
    I read your posts daily and find them all inspiring, full of wonder and curiosity. Seeing your Lucy reminds me of my now grown up daughters. We, too, are believers in fairies and made fairy houses years ago. Make-believe, creative play is the best -- especially for Moms & Dads.

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  23. I love this! What a great environment for your daughter to grow up in.

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  24. I do believe that is the most awesome fairy house I have ever seen! I wish you had been my mother!
    Keep it up! She'll thank you one day. And if she doesn't, you had a great time and put smiles on a lot of faces! For my smile, Thank you!

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