Kids of the King

My life as a kid of the King


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Here comes a RANT!

I finally have my new computer back! I had it for 3 months… the hard drive died. NOT COOL. It gets sent back to Samsung and A MONTH later I have a working computer in my hands. Except……. it is not the same as it was. There are all sorts of things missing. Urg. Back to Future Shop I go!

ANYWAYS! I am not here to rant about my computer. I am going to rant about lego. My sweet, imaginative, creative four year old LOVES to build. So we bought him some “Big Boy” lego (the real lego that is small). The first thing that I noticed when looking at the lego aisles, is that it all comes in sets. Pretty cool EXCEPT what was once the ultimate imagination toy is now something that robs you of your creativity by telling you what to make with it and how to do it! My little guy was in tears because he couldn’t follow the instructions to create the picture that he was supposed to make with the lego. It took me quite a while to convince him that he could make whatever he wanted.

My advice. Buy the lego, throw out the box and the instructions BEFORE you give it to your child. Let them decide what to make, let them use their imagination to create boats, and cars, and castles, and pirate palaces!lego1

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I have discovered …. Ravelry.com

So has anyone here been on www.ravelry.com ? Seriously addicting!

“Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums.”

So I checked it out a few times and felt overwhelmed at the hugeness of it all (kinda like my first few times on facebook!) But I went again and watched the helpful tutorial/how to use video and it didn’t seem so scary after all!

It is a great place to connect with other people in your area and across the world, who love the same things you do! I joined a group that meets at a local coffee shop every once and a while to knit! How cool it that??? VERY!!

One thing I love is that you can download patterns and when you are done you can share your finished project! Also when you find a pattern you like, you can view other peoples finished projects and read thier comments. What a great way to keep people connected through things that they love.

Creativity – The use of the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work

 

 


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Ahhh Creativity RAMBLES!

Do you ever have sooo many ideas running around in your head that you feel like you are going to explode?

I DO!

I mean it is great to have the juices flowing, it sure beats a creativity block BUT I get so overwhelmed! I end up doing nothing! Or doing projects at really quickly so I can get them all out and then they don’t turn out very well! I have a lot of “example” ideas lying around. I also hate doing the same thing twice! I think that is why I like creating the dolls… they are all soo different and have a little personality. Anyways. I just needed to vent a bit!