Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Preserving Art

Here's the scenario. It's the end of the school year and your child brings home their art work. All of it. Nine months worth.


According to your child, every piece is a master piece. It must be saved.


Now here's where you, the parent, comes in. What are you going to do with it?

My girls are 16 and 13 so you know I've seen my fair share of art projects. Several years ago I got these projects out and had them framed. They now grace our entry area as art.


I've loved these projects since the day they brought them home. In kindergarden, each child does this same project. They paint the Statue of Liberty (aka Lady Liberty).

They're darling. Plus, the fact that I have a matched set makes it even better.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Those are fantastic! Wow. Truly artistic. I'd have framed them, too!

dmoms said...

yes, ditto. what about all the other stuff though?

Nancy said...

dmoms ~ I'm not a saver. Fortunately our school sends all the artwork home in a portfolio. Of course, I can't toss it as soon as it comes home so each time we clean closets we go through the portfolio and it's up to each girl to eliminate the artwork they don't want to keep. Surprisingly, the portfolio gets whittled down to a reasonable amount to save within a relatively short span of time. You could always send some art to Grandmas. I bet she'd enjoy it.

Rachel said...

Nancy, I remember your mentioning this! Those paintings look fantastic, like Picasso. So glad you blogged about this.

JC Mom said...

I've framed some of ours too in my office. I also have started taking digital pics of the best in the portfolio and making a snapfish photo book for each school year. I wait until I have a coupon...

underthebigbluesky said...

you couldn't ask for better artwork, truly.