One of the many things I’m grateful for this year is my little boy + the gifts of imagination + inspiration he gives me with his ideas to draw a unique napkin for his lunch each day. He makes it seem so easy to reinvent such a simple + valuable exercise to consistently iterate + innovate using a limited set of materials + parameters.
He shares his ideas so freely, too, it’s impossible not to be inspired by the power of a child’s collaboration + how he teaches me every day that teams work best when each member brings something, even something seemingly small, to the table. I’ll share just a few of these:
And, I’m especially in love with the moments when he challenges me to draw things that are way outside my comfort zone with ideas from the imaginations of great artists who’ve inspired us all:
This is all just to say that it’s often such seemingly little things in the unsuspected parts of life that can inspire us all to do great things in our work, play + in everything we do. How we do anything is typically how we do everything.
So, thank you, to my sweet boy, for consistently giving me the gift of inspiration + collaboration that powers so many other parts of my life. No small thing.
Meanwhile, ’tis the season to wish everyone Happy Holidays + a Happy New Year!