Kid art makes me smile
WE’VE HAD A FEW GOODIES BROUGHT HOME FROM SCHOOL LATELY. They made me smile and I thought I’d share some of the fun with you on this Wednesday. I think “kid art” is intuitive and downright original most of the time. That’s why we mothers have such a hard time throwing it away. I can throw away worksheets and handwriting practice all day long, but artwork is just sad to throw away. I try to frame a few pieces from each child and also love it when a collection of like items evolve.
First up, a writing piece from earlier in Grace’s first grade year. A lot of her writing now is certainly more prolific, but nothing compares to the shock I received as I flipped through the writing portfolio and saw this:
Yes, Grace, I’m proud I birthed you too. Shoot, I’m proud we both lived through that fun. I just didn’t realize you remembered it enough to draw it six years later. Can you imagine what the teacher thought when she read it? Gracious!
and then there was this lovely glazed pinch pot that came home on Monday:
and it joined my evergrowing collection of clay pieces. Please someone, if my house is on fire grab these. I think they are the sweetest thing grouped all together.
Jordan may win out with the most clay pieces of the collection (Shhh! Don’t tell the younger children!), but Grace takes a great victory in having the first glazed piece in the school collection. Thank goodness for great art teachers who are brave and willing to let even first graders glaze clay pinch pots! Grace can even rattle off the name of the “speckled brown” glaze and what the correct coverage is to allow proper firing.
And not to leave William out….READ MORE.