March 15, 2010

What to do with all those great drawings your children make you....

About five years ago I was surrounded by piles of paper!

Not just any paper but papers that were scribbled on by our then 3 year old - they were works of ART! 
Ok ok all in the eyes of the beholder - but to me they were the most presious things in the world (beyond my child).  So here is the problem came up what to do with all those great scribbles, water colors, glued peices of paper?  Well dawn the age of the ditigal camera, I decided to take a photo of each work of art, and them weed through them.  I would hang those that were seasonal and adorable and the others would be recycled!
Then every three months or so I would do it again and hang new art work.  The kids love this because they get to see their art work on the walls for a while.  Some has stayed for months while others have been taken down after a few weeks.
When you have racked up a few folders of photos on your computer it is time to save, and do this often so you do not loose these amazing works of art.  If you have two or more children, you can do what I do, which is to save their work in two different folders on the computer and then you can make two different disks, this way it is easy to find in the future.  You can get creative by taking a photo of your child next to the art work on the wall, this way they can look back and see what they looked like when they made it.

Here are some examples of last months purge of art work. 

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Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I do the same thing.

March 16, 2010 at 6:45 PM  

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