Friday, 18 January 2013

A Little Weekend Inspiration

Today's blog is posted on behalf of my soon to be seven year old nephew Cole.

Cole is what I would describe as a sort of renaissance man (boy).  From innovative homemade science experiments and inventions to amateur entomology...from artwork that is beyond my skill level to fun creative Lego designs, this kid dabbles in it all with an equal amount of enthusiasm and intensity.  He takes his fun seriously!!  He's very proud of his Lego creations and is excited to see his work displayed.

It's great to see what kids can come up with when given the chance.  I remember when I was about Cole's age I took some scraps of wood, nails and a hammer (kid-sized) and made a helicopter and boat out of them.  In face I still have the helicopter kicking around my house.

I'm blessed to have four nephews, two nieces and of course my three girls who never seem to be lacking imagination.  Whether it be threw the arts (drama, dance, skating included), stories, jokes, building or through play, they're imagination is consistently on display and encouraged.

The imagination truly is a great gift.  As Einstein said,

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

So get out your Lego, paint brush or medium of choice and give your imagination the run of the place for a little while. Who knows where it'll take you this weekend?

Thanks for the pics Cole!!


  1. Soon to be Lego designer.

  2. Thanks for the post Ryan.

    You're a wonderful uncle and we are blessed to have you.


  3. No problem - thank you and Cole for the content. We'll have to showcase more of his creations sometime.