Pam's eldest son, Sawyer, was especially delightful. I don't think I've ever met a more creative little soul who was so unselfconscious or confident about his enthusiasm for art. His work was really awesome, and so unlike what you'd typically expect from a 9 year old. He was so interested in the process, and didn't seem the least bit concerned with the representational aspects. I suppose I expected him to say something like, "this is a picture of a dog" but instead he said things like, "I love to make mixed media work like this one made from coffee grounds which has a great texture"--whoa! So cool. He made one of his sculptures by collecting glass from a car crash and crafting it with glue into a beautiful luminescent form.
Pam has hung his art throughout her home, and it fits right in. Not in a cute or humorous way, but really fits in (like the ones below above his parents bed). I have a feeling Sawyer will be doing some pretty extraordinary things with his life.
I left the home wondering how to foster that kind of creativity in my own kids. Sometimes I get really carried away with having them make something (an actual identifiable form) that I don't think about letting them really learn to enjoy the process.
Aside from the great family living in the home, the house tour was great from a design perspective too. They put a really awesome addition that houses one of the best little mudrooms. I l.o.v.e. mudrooms, and theirs was pretty perfect with its slip resistant, stain hiding, and very cool river rock floor.
Apartment Therapy. Special thanks and a big hug to Danielle for the introduction!