Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Making Do


I love to see children create and use their imagination. It's such a gift. My nephew Ben couldn't
find his superman costume for Halloween so he created one. Children somehow
know the power of a 300 thread count sheet and a pot. he he he he
This kid would take gold fish crackers and toss them in a bowl and have an
instant house pet! You go boy! Thanks Ben you make aunt Nester proud.
Have a happy day everyone! Get out and vote!

21 comments:

krisztina maros said...

hehe, i simply love this boy! such a great idea to create 'instant pets' :) really clever!!!

jonisart said...

Adorable, kids always amaze me:-)

La Señorita Pil said...

great illos!!

Kendra Joyner said...

So cute! Children can be such inspiration...love the fish crackers in a bowl...funny!!

Roberta said...

What an imagination and lucky you to catch it!!!

cata said...

Adorable!
Children are always a great font of inspiration.
Cata

parisa mahmoudi said...

lovely and so cute!

Kate said...

Aunt Nester? That's such a cute name!! LOL

Love the illo. I remember using pots and pans and empty paper towel rolls and my mom's aprons for make-believe!

SENTA said...

What a cutie pie, I just love that he went right out and did it his own way! And I'm sure he looked even cuter with his own costume :)

Tessa said...

Ben, you rock! With that imagination you're going to be a wonderful artist just like Aunt Nester! Fabulous.

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh my, what a fun inspiration he is! This is such a wonderful piece!

Katie said...

So cute. It's true. Kids are so versatile. Until their minds are made up anyway. Like when they are convinced they won't take medicine, or whatever. You know how it is. I just followed you. Great stuff. You inspire me.

Peter Breese said...

Super cool! Really like the background for this one. Are you experimenting? :)

san-tooshy said...

Think you for visit !!! It's very amazing here : great illustration and great style !!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Vanessa, I just adore the illos you've done lately! I've missed coming here.

Isn't it wonderful when kids create their own toys? And they like their own creations better than store-bought ones, no matter what they look like. When we were moving, all the toys were packed away in boxes. My little one decided to turn her sneaker into an airplane and had a blast.

Lisa M Griffin said...

You are so correct about this. Children are so inspiring, with is one of the reasons that I love volunteering with art programs in the schools. Nothing quite like watching a child create to make you want to rush back home and spend a few hours in the studio.
Have a great weekend.

FrankenBarry said...

Who needs a costume when you have a super-pot and a super-blanky?! Great work... looks like imagination runs in the family!

ArtSparker said...

Very timely with the advice, lovely detail and great attitude.

Kay Aker said...

Bravo imagination! Great image!

sketched out said...

Hee hee, so cute! Love the color and texture. My boss's son puts a pot on his head on a regular basis, so I did a poem and illo about it, but yours blows mine out of the water. Love it!

Meandering Michael said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment. I had a great time writing that poem and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I spent way more time than I should admit perusing your blog today. You've done some fantastic stuff!!! :D