Question, dear blog readers – what do you do with all the art your kids bring home from school, Girl Guides and so on? This is the question I’m currently grappling with as the two little artists in my home are currently going through quite a prolific phase.
When they first started doing art – you know, those adorable crayon scribbles they produced when they were just wee – I would lovingly put the masterpiece on the fridge and then later place it in a plastic sleeve in a binder. By the time my budding artistes started going to a super crafty daycare, they started coming home with masterpieces DAILY. And now that they are in school and extracurricular activities like Sparks, we are starting to run out of room in our homegrown Musee des beaux arts.
So I’m left to ponder what to do with all the art. Some of it I have scanned, with every intention of one day reproducing in a photo book. A few pieces I have even framed in some elegant Ikea (i.e. cheepsies) frames. And for a while, I kept EVERY SINGLE PIECE of art they brought home in a box in the basement. But there is just much too much of it. So now, sometimes, I – gasp! – put some of their work in the recycle bin after a few days. Mind you, I bury it deep, deep, deep in the recycle bin because they’ve caught me once or twice and I’ve had to feign a humble ‘Gee, I don’t know how that got in there.’
So, yes, I feel guilty about returning some of their masterpieces back to mother Earth. But what else can I do? What do you do with all of your young artists’ masterpieces?
By Mary, GGC staff (with Artwork courtesy of Ella and Malcolm)
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