I’ve got a strong hunch all of us are going to go to town on this one!
So I’ve decided to begin at the beginning, with productions by the most creative humans on the planet — CHILDREN. Children create as naturally as they breathe. These drawings are by two of my grandchildren (surely you aren’t surprised), who not long ago placed them in our art gallery (AKA the refrigerator):
This one is by Libby, who is, wait a minute, going to be nine? But that isn’t possible! SHE certainly feels like she’s nine already, so tough on me. (She drew this after a spate of rainy thundery weather, before the sunny inferno we’ve been living through currently.)
And here’s the offering of four-year-old Hayden:
Hayden has a flair for the dramatic, doesn’t he? In the face-off between the cat and the inter-galactic missile/spaceship, who do you think will win?
(Incidentally, the refrigerator magnets are from the film Totoro, a fantasy anime by Hayao Miyazaki, hands down my favorite movie of all time. I’ve watched it umpty-ump times, both with an English sound track and in the original Japanese, which I can’t understand, but I can fantasize as well as the next person. If you ever loved Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz, and you’ve never seen Totoro, well, you owe it to yourself.)