Monday, May 23, 2011

May Artwork

Nature Girl created this crayon rubbing landscape in art class today. I just love it! The textures are perfect for each section of the landscape. This one is definitely a keeper. I'm thinking I might even frame it and hang it in my office. Of course the last piece I did that with cost me $70 for custom framing. I think I can buy a regular old frame for this one. Phew!

Nature Girl takes pride in her artwork and even took this picture of the paper mache piggy bank she made in art enrichment at school. She already owns several piggy banks so this one is purely for decoration. The paint has peeled from the plastic cup used to make the snout so we have been planning to re-do it. We just haven't tackled that yet.

Lastly she shared this apple doodle with me. I have to say my first thought was dang that's good! And my second thought was I'm going to copy that and start drawing my apples like that. Is that wrong to steal an art idea from your 7 year old? Ha, ha! I hope not. I don't think she minds as she likes to draw and craft with me and feels very proud when she's created something that is better than mine. She's competitive and a perfectionist.
I just love to watch her create and see her art growing. Not only is it a great way for her to express herself, but it's something she feels really good about. I've framed a few pieces, hung other pieces on the fridge and I've saved a lot of her artwork in a box with her school papers for her to look at later in life. I often wonder what else to do with her artwork. What do you do with your kids artwork?


jovaliquilts said...

Wow! She's one talented kid! How about transferring some of them to fabric and quilting them? You can take a photo, print it to fabric, and quilt.

Barb said...

Every year we take the collection of school work (math, art, etc) and go through it. Keep a representation of the year along with a school pic and final report card... then I take a large envelope and have the kids write their name, grade, school, teachers, etc. on the front. It's a great way to keep the clutter down and still have something to remember the year with.

Karen said...

It's so awesome that art is something you obviously share with your daughter! One of the things we did with artwork is, kept the originals of some of the special pieces, but took photographs of the others and put them into a scrapbook. She's only 7...I'm guessing there will be lots and lots of amazing art still to come :)

Crazy Amy said...

I don't have much of anything from my growing up years as we moved around so much as kids. The fact that she is going to have these to look back on is a real blessing. She is so super talented! I'd so steal that apple if I were you :)

val said...

oh sweet!