Huck got funky with his coloring the other day and did something he's never really done before. He colored with only one color per picture and told me before he started exactly what he was going to draw. And he did it about 15 times before he got tired and moved on to something else.
I enjoyed it so much I decided to write down what each picture was and save them.
I went the super quick and easy route with 2 pieces of card stock and the stapler. Huck picked the color and did the cover--inexplicably deciding to go with multiple colors for the cover art. I just wish knew if that held any significant meaning. Symbolic, perhaps, of harmony or the universality of art? But if that's the case, why leave out orange. It's clearly beyond me.
I couldn't get him to deliver on my idea of including an artist's statement so we'll never know.
I may continue to do something simple like this as a way to keep little bits of his creations.
I also have a bright wall in the laundry room where I've been putting up some of his paintings. Using tape for now but still have plans for making this simple, homemade clip rack so it will be easier to rotate stuff and also use it for drying them.
What do you do with your kids' art? Do you keep every stitch of their artwork or cull it down periodically? Do you have a space where you display some of it?