Archive for April 11th, 2014

Through the Eyes of a Child

April 11, 2014

Adults can learn so much from watching children grow and explore the world. It is a mutually rewarding relationship. Adults teach children the skills they need to thrive in the world. Children remind us of the simplest joys of life when we take the time to notice and appreciate what we see.

I love watching the sheer delight of a child discovering raindrops, chasing a butterfly, watching birds fly, following a bug, seeing their first rainbow. The list can go on and on. It is the heart of the meaning of seeing the world though a child’s eye that keeps us young at heart.

Learning is vital to our being. Whatever your age, there is always something to be explored and knowledge to gain. Somewhere too many of us have lost that hunger for discovery. Life experiences can do that to us as we grow older and get busier in doing adult things.

Nature combines all colors, hues and shades beautifully. Take the time to really look at what you are seeing. Look at a brilliant sunrise or sunset created by the combination of pinks, oranges and purples. How many times have you rejected that very same color combination as “not going together” while at the same time you are in awe of such a view.

Spring is just around the corner, notice how many different colors of greens you see as the new leaves burst forth from the trees. A flower isn’t just red, purple or yellow; it is a beautiful combination of colors. We describe objects in single colors as if limiting ourselves to the eight colors in the smallest box of Crayola crayons. Crayola now offers boxes of crayons containing 152 different colors, thread and floss colors are now available in over 400 colors. Fabric and yarn colors are limitless.

Use the colors of nature as inspiration for color combinations in your needle art creations. Look at everything thru the eyes of a child without the preconceived restrictions of adulthood. It takes time to retrain yourself to stop and really look at what you are seeing. Rediscover your inner child; it keeps you young at heart and you will find joy in each and every day! It is all free for those who take the time to see and enjoy it!