Friday, June 10, 2011

For Really Reals This Time

Earlier this week a friend (hi Tania!) and I were commiserating about our long, long project lists. I confessed to her that household and creative projects tend to sit around on my to-do list for, oh, six months or so...if I'm in a really productive phase.

So I thought I'd get started on one of those near-forgotten projects, and in the spirit of accountability I'm telling you about it. It involves all these paintings that my daughter has brought home from school over the past year or so. Somehow I find these fields of saturated color really lovely, and haven't been able to bring myself to get rid of them. But keeping a plastic bin full of indiscriminate toddler paintings is nuts, right?

I have a plan, though. An awesome little craft project that I'm going to use these for. The first step is to flatten out those crinkly sheets of paper a bit. Fortunately, I have a foot locker full of office supplies that I'm sure is up to the task. They're sitting underneath there now.

So I'll meet you back here in a few. I mean it. For really reals this time. If you don't see me...tell me to quit farting around on the Internet and get busy, okay? I'd do the same for you.


  1. I have a similar stack in a closet. Love 'em too.

  2. Those are so lovely - can't wait to see what you plan to do with them!

  3. We hang kiddo art in kiddo's bedroom and elsewhere around the house (you know, using Scotch tape), but I'm interested in a more creative way to display stuff ...

  4. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who hangs on to this kind of artwork! And now I hope I haven't oversold my project to you all....

  5. Hi Sarah! OK, let's see the project. I have a huge stack of these too.