Nurturing Creativity in the Heart of Your Home
by Mary Gildersleeve
with a foreword by Elizabeth Foss
In this book, Mary argues that by using our creative faculties we not only make ourselves more fully human, but also participate in the Divine. Full of resource suggestions and project ideas!
Note from the Editor:
a great pleasure to bring this book to printópart of the continuing
creative adventure at Hillside Education. We hope it will edify you and encourage you to include creative activities in your home as fits your situation.
As part of the point she is trying to make in the book, Mrs. Gildersleeve was
insistent that all the images in the book be hand-drawn, and no
matter how much I tried to twist her arm she wanted no professional
photographs of completed projects. She wants to encourage you to
let your child be creative without an expectation of some
picture-perfect result. I think I finally get it, so, please note
that the images you see in this book are not done by professionals;
project suggestions do not include step-by-step photos of how to do
them; and, your child will not be judged by his ability to measure up
to someone elseís work. We hope that your childís imagination
will be the guide as you seek to nurture the creative in your home.
If you have questions, I encourage you to contact Mrs. Gildersleeve,
or let your children solve the problem of how to do particular
is an incident described by Ann Ball in the introduction to her book
Traditions in Crafts
in which her adult daughter thanks Ann for the way she was raised,
that is, making everything by hand when other kids went to the store
and bought things. The daughter relates the pure joy she now
experiences creating things by hand. I pray that someday my children
will be as grateful for the creative time they spent as children. I
believe they will beóand so will yours.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 21 October, 2009.