Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nurturing Creativity



Creating a gracious home means that we strive to nurture those around us. And nurturing of creativity has always been important to me and was actually one of the goals of our family's years of home education. It's been fun to observe the results of this endeavor, and see how the boys have applied creativity to their lives. Recently Brandon and four friends from the university decided to enter a fast film competition. Their goal? To make a movie within a 24 hour period that will be juried by their peers and those in the film industry. Excitement ran high as they planned their project. Rylan was invited to come and join the crew, and of course Brent and I couldn't keep away. With trays of food in car, we stopped by to drop the food off and of course observe for awhile. Young people are our future, and it always brings me great joy to be around youth. Their enthusiasm, vibrancy, and zest for life always energizes me! These students were no exception --- as they exhibited great energy and utmost courtesy during the entire filming process. They were focused, cooperative, and filled with good ideas and I hold them in the highest regard. Best of luck to "Stephenson Film Works" --- the team of five who pulled it all off with much talent and ease. I hope you win!

The movie contrasted joy and sadness.

Turn on your speakers and the music option on the next post for maximum effect.

9 comments:

  1. I agree about nurturing and encouraging creativity. I'll think good thoughts for them and am sure they will succeed.

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  2. Great post, it is so exciting to see your children flourishing!

    xo,
    Melissa

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  3. La-Te-Dah your wonderful, creative, giving sons says a lot about the parents who raised them. Love Clarice

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  4. What a blast! And we know where they get their creativity from.

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  6. I love reading about your children and their accomplishments. You must swell in pride since you have not only been their mother but their teacher also. What an amazing project these students did. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  7. What a joy to see all that you invested into your childrens souls come to fruition.
    The song was perfect watching the pictures. It really is the song of every mom who's kids bring her joy.

    What a fantastic idea to bring food, and support.

    The pictures were really great. I could completely see the contrast between sad and happy times. I do hope they win.

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  8. What a wonderful post about very special, talented kids! I so agree with you - they are our future and such a delight to be around.. thank you for sharing~

    xo,
    Kim

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  9. It looks as if you did an outstanding job of nurturing that creativity! Give yourself a pat on the back.

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