Over the years, I’ve showcase artwork my kids have created on my blog. Then I’ve made fun of it. In a good-natured way, of course. I love kid’s artwork! There was Art 101 and An Author Gets her Start among others. I have a big box of saved work for each of my kids and I enjoy pulling it out to look at it now and then.
But here’s a piece from yours truly. I’m not sure how old I was when I drew it, but I’m hoping I was only 5 or so.
It’s either the worst drawing of a bird I’ve ever seen, or I had the idea that dolphins (or prehistoric aquatic creatures) could fly. And clearly I didn’t understand the concept of spatial relations as the Ichthyosaurus seems to be on the inside of my window.
I’m so glad my parents kept a box of my school work! Do you keep stuff from your kids? If so, what? Do you keep everything? A few select items? (I keep most artwork and all writing assignments. For the most part, the plethera of worksheets that comes home daily gets tossed.)