Friday, March 1, 2013

260/365: Dr. Seuss, A Creative Hero

Today I made:

Cats in the Hats...

When attempting to make more time for creativity, it is important to acknowledge what we are already doing throughout our days that is creative. Are you creative at work?

Luckily my work lends itself to creativity- the act of teaching, curriculum design, lesson planning- I am lucky to have a job that allows me to be inventive. On busy days like the ones I've been having lately, my day job has been helping me meet my daily creative quota. Once in a while, I get to step into a classroom as a visiting teacher and make actual art with the students. Those are some of my favorite days.

It's Read Across America Day, and at school we celebrated the beloved Dr. Seuss by dressing up as The Cat in the Hat. I helped little hands glue red and white stripes, folded brims on tall hats, tied red ribbons and painted little black noses and whiskers. I read words by the man who's creative genius produced simple, yet profound and delightfully funny text that induces belly laughs in first graders and grown ups alike.

Dr. Seuss is one of my creative heroes. He brings out my inner child and makes me believe that, someday, I too can write and illustrate books that make kids smile. Here's to the artist and author who inspires so many!

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."
~Theodor Seuss Geisel

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