Thursday, March 4, 2010

thought bubbles

My daughter makes things all day. She prefers to come up with her own projects and wants very little guidance from me. I often hear, "Don't peek, don't peek... not yet!" That usually means she's working on something for me. I loved these so much, I had to share them with you. She had made thought bubbles for herself and her brother! I had heard her asking him for the spelling of " Oh Yeah", but would have never guessed what it was for. She explained that they each had a bubble for what they thought about a lot. Hers was love and my son (who's known for his enthusiasm) got his favorite excited phrase... imagine it as a happy exclamation after being awarded a triple hot fudge sundae. That's how his frequent "Oh Yeah!!!!" sounds. Thought bubbles. So clever. Before I could swoon too much over how marvelous these were, she unveiled MINE. It was almost ready to cut out to go over the top of my head... which is, of course, where all thought bubbles go.

That very perceptive little girl had made one of spring for her mama who has started dreaming of butterflies and flowers! Did I swoon right there on the spot... Oh Yeah!! And she was promptly gathered up for all kinds of hugs and kisses. When asked about the blue bird-like creature, she explained "oh, that's another for me... I might like to think about peacocks one day".

Wouldn't these be fun for a photo shoot in front of a blank wall. Everyone could make their own thought and stand under it... and maybe look the part of whatever it contained. We're definitely doing this!

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33 comments:

  1. Your daughter is as brilliant and creative as you!!!! My thought bubble for the day would be....
    Can't wait for squam arts!!!!

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  2. what a cute idea :) huge hugs for her ;)

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  3. absolutely amazing. i, too, swoon over my daughter's creative brilliance every day.

    and i adore the way she explains her bubble; "... I might like to think about peacocks one day".

    sounds so very a.a. milne!

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  4. oh thank you for the memory maya..."don't peek don't peek!"
    is so classic!


    (never to old to bloom)

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  5. My thought bubble would be totally incoherent - there are way too many things racing through my brain today. Or maybe, more simply, it'd be a cup of coffee. If one asked my seven-year-old, he'd probably say that's what I think about most. Coffee. Or books. Or both. (:

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  6. Oh, that is the sweetest thing EVER! And you are right, she and Chooch would have a BALL together! I love this so much & your idea for the photo shoot. "I might want to think about peacocks one day" SO sweet....
    xoxo
    Melis

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  7. I point you to the very heartwarming work of Color Me Katie. She's an artist who does a lot of this around New York. If you check out her website, it recalls the same joy and fun of your daughter's project.

    P.S. I absolutely love that your daughter might want to think about peacocks one day. That is just the best thing I've heard in awhile!

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  8. thanks for appreciating this with me!
    Meagan- You're right about Color me Katie, I love her too... I think I might just show some of her photos to my girl!

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  9. Your little nut didn't fall far from the tree with her sweet ideas.

    My thought bubble: "Sunshine"

    Jody

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  10. so, so fun! my boys aren't quite old enough, but I see what to look forward to. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Maya-
    I sent a link to this to my daughter who is a freshman in college, because it reminded me of her wonderful busy-ness at that age. Here is her response:
    "Awe cute! That peacock thing reminds me of something Brian Andreas would write. Actually the whole thing kind of reminds me of one of his poems. This makes me sad too though for the kids I help tutor. Its not fair that they didnt grow up in a creative environment and now it is really hurting them. Until I worked with them I didn't realize how things like this really are advanced and show great thinking! Im proud of this little girl!"
    You daughter is amazing-enjoy enjoy, enjoy!

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  12. That is the cutest/sweetest thing ever! I love your daughter's creativity, and I admire your son's abundant enthusiasm! I certainly was inspired by this :-) And your photoshoot idea sounds fabulous! I wish some of my photographer friends could do it <3

    My thought bubble word would be... Spring as well I think. I'm in the UK, and it's quite dark and gloomy, but lately, the sun's been shining a little more for a little longer, and I saw some budding flowers too. Can't wait for the warmer days :-)

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  13. I would put them on sticks, that way they wouldn't be limited to where ever you put them on the wall...

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  14. Mine would have a needle and thread and some fancy stitches! Thank you for the idea! I love it!

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  15. eeee! this is SO adorable and such a good idea! i find it just so amazing all the ideas and creativity that can flow from a young (and older) mind! my daughter is 2 1/2 and i am starting to see all the imagination that can spring from her little head!

    my bubble would also have thoughts of spring such as song birds, rays of sun, insects and flowers!!!

    thanks for sharing this maya, it put a great big smile on my face!

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  16. Mine would definitely have sunshine in it.

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  17. My thought bubble would say "Blessed" - because I certainly think that's what you and I are as mothers!

    This just puts a huge smile on my face and a lump in my throat...I think I'll go join my li'l girl for a picnic in her room. Who knows what thoughts may come up?!

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  18. These are adorable! I can see them as magnets to hold snapshots on the refrigerator door. She should sell these...she is so like her mama. My thought bubble? "Whew" I have a busy weekend ahead.

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  19. So cute, I love thought bubbles too...last year I drew some in chalk on the garage door but then my crazy crew wandered off leaving those thoughts just hanging there! I'll try again this year.
    My thought bubble would say " man,I really want a nap".

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  20. Ohh.. I like this! I do believe I need to pass this idea on to my children.
    Great idea! thanks for sharing it.

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  21. There's some creative genes flowing there. They're too cute. You must save them. Can you laminate and make into fridge magnets? I can see them moving around over the top of family photos.

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  22. I absolutely love that she might like to think about peacocks someday!

    Today, my bubble would have beach in Florida in it. Just 1 more day until our vacation there and it is all I can think of!

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  23. she's so sweet and creative. can't wait for my little auni to be able to express herself that way. Btw, i love your writing and the pictures that go along with it.
    My thought bubble for the day is ::family & menu:: i'm having my in-laws over for lunch this sunday...still figuring what to cook for the feast.

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  24. haha...I might think about peacocks one day..heeehheee!!!!
    Love this!

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  25. That is one of the cutest things I've heard. I will pass that idea along to my grandaughter.
    My thought bubble "Where's Spring?"

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  26. This is so cute! I'm a teacher and I wish I had kids who were this creative in my classes - it would make my job a lot easier!

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  27. These are the best kind of giftss. My four year old once made me an entire book of fabric patterns she designed. In the back was matching thread colors.

    Bright colored fabric patterns would be in my thought bubble.

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  28. wow! this is so incredibly beautiful! thank you for sharing this!

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  29. How cute!

    When I was little I was convinced that I might have a thought bubble above my head and was worried about thinking anything naughty, as people would be able to read it...

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