We're on Spring Break ... in the snow. My husband and kids are spending most of the day skiing and then returning to our lodgings for plenty of downtime. Yesterday, so that all the downtime didn't default into device time, I pitched a creative activity to the kids and two of them took the bait.
I showed them the Instagram of @diane.bleck, where she includes lots of doodle ideas and brief how-to videos for doodling inspiration. We decided on the cabin and skis for obvious reasons. We were working with a Walgreens sketch pad and the contents of my daughter's travel backpack (hint: lots of gel pens).
We all had fun with the activity. The kids' doodles turned out better than mine. I think because they added more personal touches whereas I stuck to the program a bit more. I love how my daughter drew multiple pairs of skiis and branded them. My ten year-old son added sun and snowflakes -- I was surprised by how he enjoyed the doodling.
My daughter and I moved on to bunting doodles next. The ones featured above are mine. I can see adding some bunting flair to a thank you note, journal page, or bookmark. So fun!
My daughter turned the bunting doodling into a real party! I couldn't be more charmed by her disco ball.
This doodling afternoon was another reminder of how fun, relaxing, and satisfying it is to carve out time to do stuff, create stuff, try new stuff, etc.
Circle back for future #instajoy posts wherein Instagram inspiration and action will intersect. And, of course, for #bookstajoy posts where I follow up on literary inspirations from #bookstagrammers.