Last post I wrote about how to find your creativity when it goes missing… then, I ended up losing mine! All the things I had talked about are things I do on a normal basis, and they didn’t seem to be helping. So, I went back to basics, thanks to my 7 year old daughter. She was home from school for a couple of days not feeling well. We were running out of things to do, and decided to make a quick run to the dollar store where we spotted some Crayola watercolors and a pad of white paper. We both agreed it was a great find, and went home and proceeded to paint pictures outside on the porch; it was a beautiful day. I draw all the time with my kids, but it’s really been a while since I’ve drawn or painted something simply because I feel like it. Sheet after sheet I painted, some paintings were pretty awful, some not so bad, but none great works of art (evidence shown!). Still, I haven’t had that much fun painting since I can’t remember when. And when we were through, we had rows of watercolors spread out along the porch, drying in the sun. It was such a feeling of accomplishment, as well as a reminder that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a fun and fulfilling afternoon. And, though your creativity may decide to take a hike every so often, it’s not gone forever. You just have to keep digging!