as I post some of Emma’s latest artwork. Everything that comes across her art table lately just amazes me. She spends more time drawing and coloring….I love watching all the details emerge. For now, I’ve just been scanning like mad–putting all the drawings into my computer for what I hope is safe keeping. But the originals–I’ve just been tucking them inside my journal since I have no better plan. Any great ideas for storing away my stash of children’s artwork? I’d love to hear what others do. But for now, please indulge me as I proudly share what’s been brightening my days lately…
FYI: Tomorrow (saturday) I’ll be taking all the leftover pendants from my etsy shop to an art fair I’m participating in. So if you’re contemplating…I just wanted to warn you. What doesn’t sell at the show will be back in the shop on Sunday.
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I have a big archival box under the kids’ beds for the artwork (unfortunately, it’s not big enough for everything. hmph).
I am so very impressed with the expression and color combinations!
oh! I love young artwork! these are so imaginative and lovely! the pot of flowers is my favourite 🙂
I bought a three ring binder and then see through plastic “sleeves” with three ring holes. I slip the artwork (two back to back in a sleeve) into the sleeve and then put it in the binder. Keeps it nicely in order and is a great way to see how their work develops over time.
I have an entire flat file drawer filled with Jack’s artwork. And his are not near this detailed! When his works get to this point, I’m gonna have to rent a storage locker somewhere!
I painted 6 MDF Clipboards and put them up on the wall. Makes it really quick changing old for new artworks. Everything gets its 5 mins of fame, then really special things get put in an A2 folder under the sofa and the rest is recycled into gift wrap, tags and notepaper for grandma. Lovely pictures by the way.
I love the sweetness of children’s artwork! I display them on a “clothesline” made from a curtain rod and Ikea curtain clips and then they are placed in a big scrapbook/album or a plastic box under my desk.
You might be able to find a large ‘scrapbook’ folder (you know the new type for scrappers) that looks good and has those clear plastic sleeves that will do the job.
I like Ali’s idea with the clipboards though!
I have a clothesline in the playroom, with clips and that is where I display it. When a new piece comes in I stick them in a tub under the bed. How old is Emma?
I love them! I love the third one down- a self portrait, perhaps? I think the idea of the clipboards is great. I found cheap o document frames at Target and they take 8.5 x 11 inch paper so they artwork fits perfectly. I hang them all over. My kids are very prolific artists so some artwork gets recycled and the rest goes into big envelopes.
so sweet 🙂
love her art, beautiful and so great!
go emma! such wonderful drawings!
(I can’t get enough of ava’s artwork)… 🙂