Colorful Art – The Story
One of the greatest joys in life is being creative. When you have a blank paper in front of you, it just begs to be decorated, colored or folded into a spectacular piece of origami. How often do we allow ourselves and our children to pull out the arts and crafts supplies, make some mess and let imaginations run wild?
In our family, we have 3 wonderful children, (who were then 9, 6 and 4) and we noticed that they were spending more time on their iPads and less time with the markers, glue and crayons. Even my wife and I noticed we were putting less emphasis on creative projects and spending too much time on our phones.
Things come to an end…
One day we decided enough was enough and we confiscated the iPads for the entire weekend. You can imagine the tantrums, tears and terror of 3 small children who had no idea what to do with themselves. After a few hours of mayhem, we all sat down with a pack of new chalk markers, face paints and crayons.
Now I’m not the most artistic person in the world but using some stencils, I managed to create some pretty awesome designs on my 6-year old daughter’s face. Of course, my wife and I couldn’t stay off Facebook for an entire weekend. That night we posted pictures of our creative day with the kids!
The rest is history. Since the success of that one day, we were really inspired to add more art into our lives. A few months down the lines, we made a huge decision to start our own company. One that puts emphasis on art and creativity for any age or level. From little kids to seniors, we want everyone to enjoy the freedom and joy of creating new things.
Thanks for taking the time to read our story, we hope you feel inspired and ready to bring joy and creativity into your life too!
Love from the Whole Colorful Art Family!