I know for a fact that my mother is creative -- I've seen evidence of it in her home. And I believe everyone is creative naturally, but some people just don't know how to access that creativity.
So I decided to give my mom some tools to jump-start her creativity and I concocted a gift for her:
A Creativity Toolbox
I put a quote in the bottom of the box by Wassily Kandinsky:
There is no must in art because art is free.
I raided my own stash of supplies for sequins, embroidery thread, and other embellishments. I added new paints, brushes and a palette tray.
I picked out some fun and pretty papers:
And then I made her a guidebook.
I threw in some more quotes from famous artists and added some tips on how to be creative:
And I made up some "rules."
I don't know if she'll ever use it, but I think she really liked it.