This is sam.
My son has created hundreds of sams.
Once in a while sam will have a wheel, or a flower, or an antennae. But most times two bricks are enough.
Only recently my son explained that he has been making sam’s as long as he can remember.
When I first saw these bi-colour creations scattered all around the basement I had no idea about their importance to my son and his lego universe.
The secret for my son’s creative spirit is less about finalizing an idea as it is about agreeing with an idea as it forms.
His sam study perfectly aligns with everything that I think I miss often these days with my pieces – acceptance of the piece as it is and as it emerges.
And it isn’t often that I land as elegantly as my son on a simple design that holds my complex feels and my satisfaction equally.
If you are interested in attending the monthly Words Keep Wolves At Bay meet-ups, please drop a comment below and we can make arrangements for you to share your email with me. The link for monthly digital meetups will be shared on the day of meeting. Meetups are on the 3rd Friday of each month at 8:00 PM. Upcoming Meeting Dates and topics May 21 - Secret stories. Private pieces in public. June 18 - Light and Dark. Creating balance. July 16 - Loved and Lost. Pieces that broke, burned, or bothered you. August 20 - Supporting people who don't support your Creative. September 17 - Can I have more ham? Eff you it's called Prosciutto. And other misunderstandings. October 15 - Ozymandias November 19 - Baring bones. The structure of a Creative. December 17 - Polymath
All past prompts are posted here. Post your work wherever you feel most safe and tag it with #wkwab. Feel free to let other peeps know about our circle. This circle is not just for words, feel free to explore any element of your creativity. Consider the 'Words' in #wkwab to be our ongoing conversation and fellowship in this space.