Reflection: Circles with radiating lines in artwork. Where does the inspiration begin? The reason why I am not able to pinpoint exactly the source of inspiration is because the children discovered the source themselves. Visual design at Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School is a child-led pursuit. We may be able to begin a conversation with a group of children about design, but if we leave smooth stones, sticks, and other beautiful things for them to use, they will create their own path for us to follow. In the end , it is the children themselves who respond to the words, who placed the stones, and follow the path.