Wednesday, January 05, 2011

{Works of art}

I've been making my way around the house cleaning up little messes (and big), organizing things and putting everything back into place. A new year always makes me want to have a newly cleaned and organized living space.

While filing away some keepsakes I came across some pictures I saved that Ella had drawn. They made me smile.

{Can you spot Jonas?}

{The tiny details are awesome. Love the patch on Aladdin.}

I have these grand ideas of printing their best art pieces and favorite works of art into books for them, or coming up with a sweet display that is functional, non-cluttering and goes with the room we'd display it in.

Sadly they have only remained ideas. I would like to make these ideas or something along those lines come to fruition this year. I just need some ideas to get these creative juices flowing.

How do you display your kids artwork?

p.s. The above princess collection I might just have to turn into a poster (all prints on one poster), frame it and display it in their room. What do you think?

10 comments:

Melia said...

I just LOVE those pictures. As far as printing or displaying them, a lady in our ward who is super into preparedness and she scanned EVERYTHING that she had saved from her kids school years and put them on discs so that they would always have documentation of what they had done.

I would scan their pics and then let them tell you about their pics or make a story and you type that and make a book just like any other photo book.

Good luck!

banananutmeg said...

right now, I just have a 3 ring binder full of clear plastic sheet protectors that I put their save-worthy artwork in. I love the idea of binding them into a book, thouh.

Slice of life said...

I love the ariel

lyn. said...

You always have great ideas!! I wish we had had all this technology when my kids were little.

And, I would say without any reservations that you have a very talented,budding artist on your hands...

Mayday said...

Adelaide has her masterpieces stuck to the fridge. I have grand ideas of framing them and using them as artwork in her room when we redo it one day. I can't believe how well Ella draws! She is amazing! Adelaide just finally figured out that people have bodies, not just heads:)

mary elizabeth said...

oh my goodness, i absolutely adore these drawings! yes, i think you should make them into a big poster and hang it! love that idea!

mary elizabeth said...

oh my goodness, i absolutely adore these drawings! yes, i think you should make them into a big poster and hang it! love that idea!

Pattersons said...

what an artist ella is! i like your poster idea:)

Heather said...

Man! The Woody and Buzz picture is WAY impressive. Much better than anything I could do.

Stephanie said...

I love her pictures. :-)

My kids have a portion of the dining room for their arts and crafts area. So on one wall I have some ribbons hung up. Each ribbon has a clothes pin attached every 8-10 inches. The kids decide which of their pictures go on the wall and which ones get retired. Only one picture per clip, so it helps keep it from looking too cluttery, and I think it helps them learn to edit and get rid of.