I have always adored children's artwork. There is just something so wonderful, so innocent, and so perfect about it. When I taught preschool, the walls of my classroom were covered with the wonderful drawings, paintings, and collages of my little ones and I cannot wait for spaces in my home to be the same.
|a masterpiece by my 20-month old son :)|
Last month was the first time my son really started using crayons. He has played with them for a little while, but they usually would go in his mouth or to the dog. Over the past few weeks though, he has gotten interested in coloring on paper and so I decided to start a little something: Project Artwork. For this project I will be keeping a piece of artwork in a file from various stages of his development and plan to display them on a huge gallery wall of sorts. Obviously I will keep tons of his artwork, but until things start flooding in from school when he is of age, this will keep me organized with projects we work on at home.
Starting from Day 1 (1/26/11):
I think it will be fun to be able to look at a wall years from now and see one of his very first pieces! I am still not quite sure how I plan to display everything, but these images I have had saved (that have been floating around the blogosphere) sure have my wheels turning:
|the jan eleni collage™ – an exclusive archival art piece of your child’s personal art.|
|image from Better Homes and Gardens found here|
|image found here|
|you can click here if you want to be directed back to that post for image credits|
I'd love to incorporate our son's artwork into that wall. I know this post is all over the place, but once again, that's how the thoughts are in my head! I know I am not the only one with a love for their children's artwork. There was a group of posts last week about favorite artists and I could not agree more with the sentiments of a few who named their children as some of their favorites. [This link will take you to Torrie's list...at the bottom of her post, there is a list of the other bloggers who participated last week.]