So, all these rambling thoughts led me to wanting to do a sketch. I haven't been inspired to draw much more than a "Mama, can you draw me a frog with this green marker?" kind of drawing, since Camille was very little. So, I hopped out of bed at midnight found a box with some old charcoal stubs, and pastels, and lovely art-y pencils and grabbed a piece of computer paper and sketched, what else?, my sleeping Ayla. I'm quite pleased with it, though she shifted positions a couple times just to give me a good challenge :)
While unschooling my children and supporting their creativity, I sometimes forget to support my own desires to create something that is not "useful" in some manner. My creativity these days has mostly been channeled into knitting, photographing, playing, cooking, and drawing green frogs. It feels good to create something just for the sake of it.