Jeanette incorporates artistic elements into her kids’ days in a variety of ways. little things like leaving drawing paper and pencils out, or using art terms in everyday conversation.
The concept of creativity as a separate part of our lives is one I dislike. Creativity is a part of us, and actively developing methods to enhance it is awesome. Advertising/marketing has been my man gig for the last couple of decades, so my kids have been raised in a similar environment to that described by Jeanette.
Cameras, drawing paper, scissors, cardboard, video cameras have always been part of their lives. They quickly picked up the core concepts of AIDA, and learned to recognise the techniques used by marketers, film makers, artists et al.
This hasn’t made them cynical, it has made them more aware of the world around them, and (at 12 & 16 years old) they treat thinking creatively on multiple levels as an important part of their lives.
Even as adults, we should actively pursue creativity. Don’t ever hold your hand up and say “I’m not creative”. Work at it. Develop it. Make it part of the everyday.