Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Drawing

As I've mentioned before, N. insists on spending a big portion of every day drawing. We have an enormous Rubbermaid tote filled with drawings of trucks, trucks, trucks, other vehicles, dancers in trucks, and cathedrals. What are we going to do with all these? I can't bring myself to throw them in the recycling bin... yet. (These are done with oil pastels, which produce such a satisfyingly rich color.)





7 comments:

Sherry said...

Those are great! I wouldn't be able to toss them either. :)

Have you considered scanning them and making a book?

sgaissert said...

My daughter used to go through reams of paper, too. We could never part with the drawings, so they are in plastic storage bins now. So much must be happening in a child's head when he's drawing that way. I mean, he's using his imagination, spatial skills, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills,and probably also sequencing (story-telling) and problem-solving (e.g., "how can I make a . . ."). How wonderful!

Holly said...

Please don't throw them away! They are wonderful! I keep Lucia's artwork in those big, paperboard portfolios. My dad saved many of the drawings I did when I was a kid, and I really do love to look at them now. It's a great way to visit my childhood and remember how I used to think and see the world, where I came from, how I evolved. He will appreciate having them some day.

Mom and Kiddo said...

Space is a big problem for us but I am also loathe to get rid of the originals. I was also going to mention making a book. It would be an easy to view/show off his drawings (while still keeping the originals in the bin), plus a nice way to demonstrate how valuable you find them.

Bona Fide Mama said...

Those are some gorgeous pictures! I'm following your blog now and look forward to getting to know you better.

Fanny Harville said...

Thanks, everyone for your comments. You all are like enablers of my pack-rattery, but that's ok. I like the idea of making a book, but realistically we are so overwhelmed with drawings that all I can do is put them in a bin. Even sorting through and scanning some would take forever. I'll keep it in mind as a future project; I like the idea of highlighting their value to me through that special presentation format. But hey, that's what blogs do too! I'm sure I'll be posting more pictures of drawings here. I also like Holly's point that someday Norris can look through the bin(s) and see his own development through his drawings.

Stephanie said...

So precious!
I think I'm so fascinated with others' drawings because mine don't give me any. :)
Someday.
Maybe!