Monday, November 14, 2011

A frame for them all

I love my kid's artwork. 
I have so many of their pretty little pieces that they chalked or painted_ 
that they erased & then erased some more to then trace over in marker_ 
self portraits_ sports figures_ I wish I could frame them all. 
Actually, when I do get a new frame and can frame another piece I never can choose. 
It's so hard to pick just one out of the bunches b/c each one is special. 
Each one I either wonder what they were thinking when they drew and picked the colors for that particular one. Or I know what they were thinking when they did a certain piece because it was something they were interested in at that time. So I always feel torn and have trouble making the 
"what to frame" decision. In every house we've ever made our home this one piece done by my son when he was in the 3rd grade has hung in the kitchen. 
It's just kind of my staple piece..that goes with just does.

The kids have a front room that is "their room". It's a play room_ where their books are kept_ 
their book sacks_ dolls_ art stuff, etc. It's where I've hung many of their special pieces from 
over the years. Including the top flower piece that middle won and was featured in our local art 
museum for a whole month. She is extra proud of that one and whenever someone new 
comes over, she has to tell the story all over again.

Well this morning when the kids were just about to walk out the door, youngest handed me this and said "oh here, I made this Friday in art" you know, because I always get stuff after the fact or told a project is due the night before. So she says "we had to say what we were thankful for" and that was that, out the door she went. I hung him up on the refrigerator to enjoy but I know the time will come for him to be taken down and put away. I wish I could bottle them up_ I wish I could hang them all_
 I wish I had a frame big enough for them all.... :)

Linking up with 
Heather :)


  1. I love that light in the center of the collage of pictures. My aunt would take pictures of all the artwork and put them in an album so she could remember all her kiddos art

  2. That's so great that you frame their art! I bet it really makes them feel special.

  3. I am with you 100%! I adore my kids artwork, every drawing is so special! I'm thinking about just buying an album to put the pieces I'm not going to frame up. :0) Lovely post lady. PS: Your kids paintings/drawings are REALLY fantastic!

  4. With my oldest in kindergarten I am just now beginning to collect all these wonderful, irreplacable, priceless work of art. I love how you have displayed yours....what wonderful artists you have!

  5. well hello camera twin friend. : ) my friend who takes amazing pictures also only has a 50 mm... so i feel less needy of another lens. if she can do it well, i can try, to, too! i'll let you know though if i ever get another one. it'd probably be a 20-70 or a 35mm.

    love this post. it's easy and simple and full of memories. time to get the markers and crayons out for my kids. : )

  6. Such treasures! I love love love the pic of the three of them...I'm assuming that's them anyways:) I have Christmas art that I pull out every year and hang..dated back to when Elizabeth was in Kindergarten! And now I have a few pieces of HER daughters art work to display next to it. :) :) You will blink and you will too! :)

  7. I love this! what a beautiful way to display their art. i am in love with that turkey!!

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