It was with great joy yesterday that I watched Esteban (who is five years old) keenly draw the living room for the first time. As you can see from the image below he has done an amazing job at converting what he is looking at into a work of art.
I felt as if this was a pivotal moment for him because he had never before tried to do this, though in truth he is already very advanced in the way he creates.
Take this game for example, which he made for me a few days ago. My job is to fill in the boxes with their appropriate colour to reveal what the picture is.
As time goes on the boxes are getting smaller and smaller. I should probably buy him some paper with little squares on it!
And what about this instruction manual he completed yesterday? It is another gift for me, this one telling me how to build an Earthship, our future home.
Love how clearly he knows my desires!
The finished Earthship is visible on the other side of the paper. Complete with a swing for his sister & CCTV system so we can see what's going on outside.
Here is a machine which is taking energy from the sun to make robots.
And finally some random aliens. The EFQP team apparently.
Watching the two of them play together yesterday it was clear how their creative minds are doing exactly the same thing when playing outside as when they are sitting in front of a piece of paper. There is no separation for them between living life and creating.
In this case they were creating their own world in which Esteban's vehicle needed some maintenance.
The mechanic takes on the job.
And gets right to the root of the problem.
Payment in hugs. Naturally ;)
And on he goes.
"Come back soon" she says. "I really love hugs!"
Luna does not yet hold her pen in the traditional manner but is still clearly evolving as an artist. In recent days she has taken to drawing Rapunzel with her long hair.
Another one here.
I want Luna to know that her creations are just as important as Esteban's, so these two Rapunzels have ended up on the wall next to her dolls house.
Her most accomplished work is this one I think. I will find a place to stick it up on the wall today...
I met an english man two days ago who told me he doesn't like anything creative and I instantly felt sad for him because I couldn't imagine a life without creativity! It was evident communicating with him for 30mins that his creative-less life had thoroughly taken its tole. To me he seemed soul-less and completely bored by his own existence, basically just waiting for death. Interesting to note that we are a similar age and went to similar schools, yet I don't feel this way at all!
I guess you've all seen it already but I made a film about creativity five years ago and I still stand by every word I said.
So I am super grateful to see that Esteban & Luna will not suffer the same fate as that man, or indeed the millions of other humans who never realise that life IS creativity and you cannot separate one from the other without compromising the fullness of your brief window of opportunity to enjoy your physical body. Which by the way is what you came here to do!
Love & Light everyone 🌱
All rewards from this post will go to the @esteban-luna account where it will stay till they are old enough to know how to use it creatively ;)