One of the reasons I enjoy teaching Library of Memories each year, is that my preparation and re-immersion into my own personal system creates an environment of continual ideation (a Todd Henry term.) This means simply, I get LOTS of great ideas for cool scrapbook pages.
On Saturday, I came across one of my little writers’ notebooks, where I jot down things my kids say as well as other random snippets and I began ripping out the pages to file away.
One quote in particular jumped out at me, as my sweet, but frustrating Taft and his very fickle food tastes have been on my mind as of late–maybe it’s the frequent crying fits he throws at the dinner table!
Taft likes most things with brown sugar and sprinkles.
Taft will occasionally eat plain, unadulterated foods like some lunch meats and cheese.
Taft (like most children) would indulge in such nutritious foods like donuts every single day (if allowed.)
What Taft does not like and refuses to try is anything new,
too small to identify,
too obviously disguised or too similar to anything he already knows he doesn’t like, which is anything other than white bread, peanut butter, Top Ramen, Mac-n-Cheese, cold cereal, milk, juice or scrambled eggs.
Here are Taft’s exact words, from October 2008 …
I don’t like meatballs or sauce because I don’t like meat or vegetables. I don’t like bacon or hamburger or buffalo or deer meat or ribs. I only like white chicken or ham, and I only like legs on turkeys and you should know I don’t like vegetables because I said so a thousand years ago and I don’t know how I can, but I can taste the tomatoes in tomato sauce.
I recently contributed to a discussion on the topic of creative process. This is an example of my creative process, where I suddenly feel drawn to a particular topic by the forces of current events and draw from the bits and pieces of life (photos + words) that I’ve collected over a period of years to illustrate a story or an aspect of someone’s personality or a relationship.
What’s your ‘next up’ page and where did the idea come from?