Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Touring the Fine Art in Our Home

This is a short tour of the fine art in our home.

You'll find only the best pieces here...

Created with the finest of crayons and hung with only the best Scotch Tape.

Like this holiday-esque scarecrow, cut with premium kid-safe scissors and hung with the finest of Scotch Tapes.

The Cube Work of my daughter, done awhile back (she's a teen now).
Very modern work, don't you think?

You'll also find Cube Work, like this gorgeous painted cube my now-teen daughter made me once upon a time.

The Baffling, yet Mesmerizing Abstract Art of a Kindergartner

We have the baffling but mesmerizing abstract art of a Kindergartner framed delicately on our hallway wall.

If you look very carefully, you can make out a whale on the left,
and a duck on the right. Craft Material: Unknown
Age: Antique (my now-21 yr old son made these in grade school ;) ).

And, among our prized treasures such as the David (censored for this post) we picked up in Italy, the Eiffel Tower we brought home from France, and a marble statuette we picked up on an anniversary trip we took to Holland, you'll find the delicate work of my now-21 year old son in the form of a whale and a duck. I'm not quite sure of what material our little ar-teeest used, but I am sure it's breakable and the pieces must be displayed in a very important place. I am also sure they are now antiques, since he made them while he was in grade school. ;)

Isn't it true that the most important things are the things that really didn't cost much at all? Even when it comes to art. :)

92 comments:

Sandee said...

I have some of my sons treasures too. He's 44 years old. They still make me smile.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Masshole Mommy said...

This is a great idea, Rosey! I have an "art wall" in my kitchen and that is where all the boys art work gets hung up!

Alice Chase said...

These works of heart as I call them in our house are the most treasured because they were given with so much love attached. They truly are treasures :)

jaime said...

Your art looks surprisingly similar to the art in our home. It's also one of a kind. :)

Jeanine said...

This is awesome! What a great idea. What great art you have! Some very talented artists among you!

Kristen Campbell said...

These are all fabulous treasures, that's for sure!

Pam said...

I love this "art show" you have going on. Looks like some of the art we have laying around our house!

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

It is the best art you can buy. I love my kids' art!

Kung Phoo said...

We have the best gallery in the neighborhood.. lol my son can draw/paint very well.

Jen B said...

These are all beautiful and very special too! I love keeping things that my kids make!

Heather Lawrence said...

ROFLMAO!!
Love how you "censored" David for this post.
Anyone who would have said anything has too much time on their hands but that's just my two cents. I have a chest filled with my kids memorabilia.
So hard to go thru it and weed it down!

stevebethere said...

Brilliant! what fab works of art heheh!

Have an artistictastic week Rosey :-)

Elephant's Child said...

I was the youngest (by a considerable way). My mother, who I suspect was tired of children's art work, told me that the lady up the road didn't have any children to draw for her - so my artwork decorated the neighbours fridge. For years.

Liz Mays said...

Those are the treasures in my life too. They mean more to me than anything!

Heather Burkett said...

Beautiful treasures for sure!

LifeAsAConvert said...

These are great. Some of my favorite pieces in my house are from my children.

Alisha Kostiuk said...

Oh how fun. Childrens art is so fun and always great to look back upon too.

Lady Lilith said...

Cute art. Your kids are pretty artistic.

Janine Huldie said...

We also have a ton of the girls' artwork all around our home, too. And I do agree the best artwork truly doesn't cost anything here either ;)

Michelle Hwee said...

What beautiful artwork :) Very creative work!

Eileen Chow said...

It's so true, sometimes the cost of great things is nothing at all. Love the artwork!

Jessica said...

I really love the Cube Art! That's so different! We'll have to look into that for our next art project!

Michael D'Agostino said...

I tried to make some art as one of my new experiences. Your kids have done a lot better than me, and I'm 22 :P

http://alifeexaminedblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/new-experience-challenge-week-17-art.html

Lisa Codina said...

I can't wait for my kids to bring their art work home for school! I've already decided I'm going to frame their best work and dedicate a wall in their room to their art work ;-)

DeDa Studios said...

I framed my daughters art work - priceless memories still hanging on my walls. . Now I am framing my grandchildren's art work.

Ben Butler said...

Art like this is something that I always treasure from my nephew. These are the things you look back on and say, "How cute!"

Lois Alter Mark said...

Your fine art is more precious than a Picasso!

Pat Hatt said...

Art like that you can't get anywhere. Didn't want to show the nude statue? lmao

Tami said...

How precious! My students love giving me drawings and I keep them all. I can't imagine what my home would look like if I had my own kids.

debdenny said...

I still have some treasures on my fridge. Even tho the artist are grown with little ones of their own.

Ai Sakura said...

So true. The memories that come with each piece are even more priceless :)

Charli Mills said...

Lovely art, but David censored? :-)

CourtneyLynne said...

Awwwwwww love these kinds of pieces!!! Such memories to have :)

Ourfamilyworld said...

Those are totally cute. I love that painted cube. My daughter loves painting

Maria Long said...

I wish I did a better job of preserving my kids and their crafts. Fun post.

Growing Up Madison said...

Loving the art work. My toddler has a few things that I need to start putting on display as well. :)

Erica Bodker said...

My husbands mom keeps everything and it made me not want too. Just a few things here and there.

FashionPlateKC said...

I love that Effiel Tower! My mother in law keeps everything!

Ann B said...

these are great pieces of art. I have tons of art my kids did when they were little. I switch up which pieces i want to have displayed.

Mary Hunter said...

I love the stripes on the cube. What great pictures!

Binky said...

You have some priceless pieces there!

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Those are the best pieces of art I tell you! I have saved many of mine as well. Amber N

Jessica Sweeney said...

I love this! Such lovely memories. :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

This is so true! Some of my favorite art pieces in my home are the ones from my kids!

Mama to 5 said...

Awe so sweet. You sound sentimental just like me!

Yona Williams said...

What a cute scarecrow. And, I LOVE the abstract kidnergardener art. Kid's art is fascinating overall to see...it's very interesting to see how they view the world through their art.

Felicia Carter said...

I Love all of the sweet art. It makes a home feel like home.

Nina Say said...

There is nothing more beautiful than art made by children. There is so much love behind every single piece.

Stefany T said...

It is true that some of the least expensive things can be the most valuable. I keep some of my kids' creations too!

Kristin and Megan said...

Awwww, your fine art couldn't be any more wonderful. So sweet! :)

Russ R. said...

Aww, that's so nice. My Mom's kept a lot of the stuff that I've made when I was little and now that I'm all grown-up, it's something that I truly appreciate.

Anonymous said...

Carmen Perez says: I think it's great to display your children's arts and crafts, to show them how proud of them you are.

Marie Moody said...

Yes, this is very true my friend. For I have some art also that is priceless, and it can never be replaced. Their are four things that I keep in a box that is fireproof and each one is an art item made by two little hands in kindergarten that I saved one from each one of my children that I would never sell or give away... not even to them. They gave it to me therefore possession is 9/10's of the law, right? :)

Susan Zutautas said...

You'll treasure these forever!

Samantha Angell said...

What a great art show, and I'm sure your kids really appreciate it. I remember 5 or so years ago when my Dad switched jobs and I first went into his new office and saw that a drawing I had made for him when I was 8 was still hanging in his new office how happy I was.

Launna said...

I have to agree that our children's art is more beautiful than expensive art most times... I love looking back at older things my children have made me in the past ... so many great reminders :)

Kristi Maloney said...

What a cute post. You have some talented artists on your hands! I love that abstract by your Kindergartener. I wonder who his major influence was when he created that fine piece of art? ;)

Wendy said...

They're SO hard to part with, aren't they? I'm trying to figure out how to keep the most art without completely filling my home.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - I have to go to London for my art work .. these are such fun to look at - creativity methinks runs in your family ... lovely and I loved the tour .. cheers Hilary

Fiona said...

I think children's pictures are the finest art there is. I can't wait for my little one to start drawing me things :)

Terri Lynn Grothe said...

the best pictures are the homemade drawings

Victoria said...

The art our children make is the best kind that there is.

Sahana Ajeethan said...

Great treasures to cherish for life long !

Pauline Cabrera said...

Ah, love those arts!!! Priceless and they're something you can treasure forever ;-)

alissa apel said...

I love looking at kid art. Thanks for sharing. My favorite has to be the abstract art piece.

Erica Brooks said...

Awesome Fine Arts tour. You have some beautiful pieces especially that abstract art piece. I love that you framed it.

Lynndee said...

Great collection of art you got. I would love to see the David. I'm curious. :D

Anonymous said...

Interesting pieces you have! My fave would be the cute work art. So lovely.

http://pixiedusk.livejournal.com/317735.html

Shari and Cathy said...

kids are amazing aren't they. love it.

Ruchira Khanna said...

oh! these are priceless treasures, Rosey :)

Thanks for linking up with Abracabadra

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I used to put my daughters artwork on my fridg.. You sure have a lot of memories

Chrystal Mahan said...

Aww such great pieces of art. Kiddo is a drawer - all day long - so we have so many pieces we don't even know where to put it all. We save everything we can.

~ Noelle said...

I love it all. I love that Broxton is getting more and more into art these days.. I love the artwork more than anything you can buy!

Amanda Kee said...

Love it!!! I have my sons stuff all around my bedroom. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Tanya Coffman said...

I love saving my boys art too! We are always looking for creative ways to display and share :)

Onica MommyFactor said...

Some of that art is I'm sure very precious to you. I've kept many of my son's artwork

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Haha such cute display of talent here!

Joyce Lansky said...

Yes. You have some fine art, indeed.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-letter-to-santa.html

Stephanie Lee said...

Cool. your son has really a talent. Awesome Artworks!

Juliana RW said...

Lovely artwork of your children. I also save few of my sons art from school.

Chatty Crone said...

Awe those are so sweet.

Miranda Myrabev said...

awwww so cute very beautiful

My Thirty Spot said...

This is so sweet. I am sure your kids will appreciate this for years to come.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Aww, your kids' art is so cute. I save everything that my boys make for me too.

Vinitha Dileep said...

Very nice arts..

Tricia Nightowlmama said...

I love precious treasures made by the kids when they are in school. Sometimes our kids get really creative. My daughter was always very good at art . Your art is so very creative

Jay CraftySpices said...

What a talented family. With how much do we end up, all the things they do for us and we just can't imagine just tossing them as some would say.

Gloriously Made said...

I love my kids art work and love to display it. Thanks for sharing your pics.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

What does expensive art have over the loving caring creation of our little ones....nothing, great collection xo

Farrah said...

I think I'm going to do this in our home! I was just thinking that we have a huge space on a wall in the dining room that needs to be filled.

Paula Schuck said...

I particularly like the whale sculptureit is beautiful

Ashley Nicholas said...

Aww these are so adorable! I love having kids' artwork around the house!