Saturday, October 12, 2013

"C" Children

Children, yours or children belonging to others, and perhaps grandchildren of all ages (both stinkers and adorable) have been a part of your life. Your own child hood memories are open for stories.
 Kids are such excellent topics for stories. Capture embarrassing, silly, memorable moments as they hap  happen. Be a reporter interview the kids. These little divas are enjoying a diva-spa birthday party. Look closely at the different expressions and personalities. Don't you wish you knew what they were thinking?

Two of my grandsons flank my oldest daughter. How they've changed and grown up. When writing about children, don't limit yourself to youngsters.
Review old photos for a nudge to start a list of family adventures.

As a retired teacher, I have years of interaction with children of all ages for stories. I like to photograph children. These two darlings are my grand daughters. When you photograph unrelated children, be sure to ask parents permission and if you think you might publish the photo you will need a model's release signed by the parent.

Crafters be very aware of the trends and favorites of children. So many new TV shows have spun off toys, clothing and related items that I have to ask the kids what's "hot" today.

Challenge: How are children influencing the market? Do you like or dislike what you see for children? What is the appeal?
Writers use one of the above photos for a story starter.
Crafters design a toy or logo (for a t-shirt) from a children's story book. Design a child's quilt.


Next Saturday I'm hosting a book signing for "Dare to Dabble" at the local library. We are encouraging crafters to show and share examples of their crafts as we discuss creativity.

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