The Artful Parent’s Childhood Art


calendar cover

My mom saved a bunch of our artwork from when we were little and made a calendar as a Christmas gift in 2006. My crayon drawing of a zebra and girl from age 5 is on the cover.

Me Rainbow

Here's "Me in a Rainbow", drawn with crayon when I was 5


Little Rabbit and Mommy

And my "Little Rabbit with Wings and His Mommy" drawn at age 3.

maryâs owl

This is my sister Mary's owl, drawn at age 7.

jakes house

And my brother Jake's house, undated.

This was definitely the best Christmas gift of the year!


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    February 13, 2008 at 3:56 am

    How fun. I wish my parents had saved some of our artwork. I would also be inclined to ask your mom what she did to nurture you and your siblings art, because those look (from what I know) to be quite good for those ages.

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    February 13, 2008 at 4:17 am

    That is SO SWEET!!

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    February 13, 2008 at 9:02 am

    what a thoughtful present from your mom! and what a great idea for later.

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    February 13, 2008 at 5:03 am

    Me in a rainbow? So wonderful! My mom kept a bunch of my art and my DH has a self-portrait I drew in first grade up in his office…it’s of me scowling. I distinctly remember not wanting mine to look just like everyone else’s and thinking it was kind of funny. Everyone always thinks it’s our daughter’s (smile).

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    Melissa A
    February 13, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    What a great idea!

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    February 14, 2008 at 9:24 am

    What a fabulous gift! I’m so jealous. : )
    But, I think this is a great idea for this year’s Christmas gifts. I’ll just scan their art as they make them into one file and then in November I can create calendars for next year. Great way to save the art as well as pass it on for long-distance relatives to see and cherish. Plus, I don’t have to keep it all just stored and never to be looked at again for years.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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