Friday, February 18, 2011

We all create

My daughter's Principal recently shared this beautiful story by Alexis Rotella in the school newsletter.  It warmed my heart.  I know you will love it!
One of  my favorite paintings my Daughter created in the first grade
By Alexis Rotella
In first grade, Mrs. Lohr said my purple teepee wasn’t realistic enough, That purple was no color for a tent, That my drawing wasn’t good enough to hang with the others.
I walked back to my seat Counting the swish swish swishes of my baggy corduroy trousers. With a black crayon. Nightfall came to my purple tent in the middle of an afternoon.
In second grade, Mr. Barta said draw anything, He didn’t care what. I left my paper blank And when he came around to my desk my heart beat like a tom-tom. He touched my head and in a soft voice said “The snowfall. How clean and white, and beautiful.”

What are you inspired to create today?


  1. Oh, Edie...these words gave me goosebumps, so beautiful. I think I will have to share this on my blog. It really reminds me of a poem so near and dear to my heart (How to Paint A Donkey).

    And this drawing by your daughter. Oh goodness. How totally unique and absolutely adorable--clearly, your little one is an artist. I just love this sweet, little creation.

    Thank you so much for sharing the beauty.

    As always, your words on my blog touch me way down deep. xo Thank you for taking the time to leave them.

  2. Hi Eydie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Isn't the Brave Girl blog awesome? I was thrilled they used Grandma's Songbird on there. So glad to have found your blog also. Maybe I'll see you at an art fair in the area this summer. I'm starting to do a newsletter in April - if you'd like to receive it just email me from my site. Take care!

  3. Hi! I'm in Naperville - south of you but still in the Chicagoland area.

  4. i just read this inspired poem on beautiful julia's painted path blog...& now to see this AMAZING drawing TOO!! in this post... & then scroll down to the rest of your amazingness..
    i am so happy to follow (& skip & delight).


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