The mother believes in promoting and encouraging her son's artistic side, as well as giving him the freedom to experiment with his ideas.
Life today is very different from how it used to be just a decade ago. The current generation believes in using technology in the best way possible for every little thing. An example of this was shared by Amy Lou (@amy.lou__), who is a mother and an influencer on Instagram with over 23.7k followers. She regularly posts about her three kids. In a recent video she posted, she managed to touch the hearts of everyone who saw the "boundless creativity" of her 8-year-old son.
The video she posted had an overlay stating, "POV: It's a Saturday morning and your 8-year-old casually blows your mind with his boundless creativity." In the video, an iPad screen is visible. A small child's hand is continuously zooming into the image. What starts with the face of a man, when zoomed in turns into a red and black tunnel which leads to a tree with a bug on it. When you zoom into the bug, you see a toilet seat which when zoomed in, reveals a man floating in the water. When you zoom into the floating man's breathing equipment, it reveals yet another man, who is eventually converted into a flag that seems to be posted on the moon. In the last zooming in which the child does, which is him zooming into the flag - he seems to reveal what seems to be the finishing point of a race. This whole journey from the face of a man to the finishing line is nothing less than a piece of art - all from the mind of an 8-year-old. As per Amy, her kid used the Endless Paper application to make this art.
Amy, in her caption, talks about the importance of creativity in one's life. She begins by saying, "As soon as a person loses their connection to their creative expression, they have lost some of their personal freedom." She explains that she doesn't understand how people simply state that they aren't creative. She wonders who told them so and how they learned that in the first place. She believes that to realize that creativity is innate, one needs to spend some time around children. Amy has chosen a life free of school for her kids because she thinks that it limits her kids' creativity. Speaking about her 8-year-old, she says, "It's so affirming to witness our 8-year-old still very immersed in imaginary play and exploring his art-making processes." She further states how the kid is not afraid of failures and considers them to be a part of their process. She says that she wants to "protect this at all costs."
The comment section was full of praise and compliments for the kid. @_.mxrx._ said, "The way he remembered where everything was exactly, that kid is unbelievably smart," pointing out how wonderful the kid's memory was. Another user, @onlyy_cattt, left a witty comment stating, "Bro just explained the quantum realm in one drawing." In some weird way, this previous comment portrays how easily this kid's art explained one of the most difficult topics in the history of science. Another parent @lc.chere jokingly said, "My 6-year-old just showed me some Play-Doh he stepped in to make his footprint... so we got that going for us!"
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It is videos like these that show us the importance of not only embracing but also encouraging a kid's artistic instincts. Amy also dropped a truth bomb when she said, "Art is freedom made visible," and this is freedom she doesn't take away from her little ones.