Thursday, February 12, 2009

Why SCAMPER Artistry?

I'm quite new to the blogger world, and I'm not sure I know what to do with this. I can tell you how I came up with the name "SCAMPER Artistry". For one thing, I didn't choose my kids' names because for one, I am more than my children, and for another I have four and the names would take up a lot of space.

I had always thought Scamper was a cute little penguin from an animated movie we own. The definition of scamper is to run nimbly or playfully about. My son Jared, in 4th grade at the time, learned in his LEAP (gifted & talented) class, that SCAMPER is an acronym for useful list of words that can be applied as stimuli to make you think differently about the problem area.
Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to other uses, Eliminate, Rearrange.

That acronym sums up my life and my mind-dwellings right now. I see something around the house and I think of what to do with it. My Darling Husband (DH) would like me to concentrate on the Eliminate. Maybe someday, but right now, I need to create something out of something else.