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11 Sep, 2005

Kiddie art

Posted by andrea in: File under crafty

Years ago I had an idea that I would start a database of Emma and Sarah’s artwork. Like many projects that was borne out of the best of intentions, it never actually happened. But it was going to be So Cool. Imagine, a digital overview of the evolution of one person’s art, starting when they were very small. Where did it start? Where did it lead? What did it become?

For example, when Sarah used to draw people they had big round eyes with no pupils. The overall effect was something akin to a drug-addled zombie stare. She doesn’t do that anymore.

The sample piece of art pictured below is by Emma. It was drawn as a birthday gift for her friend’s birthday. I love the way she draws her own hair… it’s always long with a little curl in the middle of her forehead. I’m also glad to see that she always draws herself with a smile.

The digital archive never happened, but I do save, date, and tuck away special drawings in a folder near my desk.


1 Response to "Kiddie art"

1 | yrobinson

September 12th, 2005 at 8:21 am


Ooohhh. A digital archive. Be still my beating heart. That is a FINE idea….

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