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Re:Creativity and Growing Up

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Fri, 20 Feb 1998 21:12:37 -0500

I too take great pride in not growing up! Grown ups seem to find a
method or format for doing something and then stick to it forever. Or
they will observe how someone else has solved a problem and accept that
solution for their own problem. Some will read a book or attend a
workshop on some topic and blindly accept whatever it was this "expert"
was presenting. Grown ups like to say: If it works for them, it will
work for me. Well, I like to learn stuff for myself. I think exploring
and experimenting and trying various approaches is a fun and
enlightening experience. I love to "reinvent the wheel" - because I
always think I just might come up with some unique way of doing it. It
makes things more meaningful if I find the answers by myself. I read
books and I attend workshops - but I'm always open to "more" and "new"
and "challenging" things. A few times in my life I have really felt the
excitement of "discovering" something special. Later it often turns out
that someone else has already done it before, but that's OK - I totally
enjoy the child's approach to learning!
Sandra Hildreth
C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies)
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617