Welp, it’s October and planet earth is still a shit show. The west coast fires are continuing to burn, we’ve pretty much fucked up the planet and record sea temperatures have been now been documented, and the first presidential debate was so anxiety-producing even my weighted blanket needed a weighted blanket.
Fuck you, Trump.
Earlier this week I was trying to be positive and cheerful with a co-worker but it was way too far outside my comfort zone so now I’m back to pragmatic and slightly pessimistic.
Does anyone else miss Friday night trips to Blockbuster, perusing the aisles hoping to get a new release while munching on popcorn? Or Saturday lunch at Zellers? Normally fries with gravy but one time deep-fried mushrooms with honey mustard dipping sauce which made me feel like a grown-up even though I was only eleven.
I miss Zellers.
Oh, I know! What about getting the Sears Christmas catalogue and circling ALL THE THINGS. Yes, I’m looking at your Lemon Skip-It.
Speaking of Christmas, I could use a good ol’ Lifesaver book right about now.
Anyhoo… I’m trying to focus on the good. And this week that goodness comes in the form of Andrea Mulder-Slater. Andrea is an artist and co-founder of KinderArt.com, and her art projects are BRILLIANT. Two of my favourites are:
So, my good is that Andrea has published a book to inspire creativity in your kids called: What Can I Draw Today: Daily Drawing Prompts For Young Artists, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. It’s to help children work on their creative skills and not worry about making mistakes because in this book there are no mistakes.
So if you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or just something fun to get your kids off the tech and back into old school drawing, this is perfect.
And Andrea doesn’t know this but I’ve ordered one for myself.
Holy shit! Look at me being all cheerful and positive.
It’s time to lean into the good.