The volume of art projects that my girls brought home in the Kindergarten years was prolific. I saved many of them but couldn’t keep up with the onslaught so ultimately I starting filling a suitcase with the most memorable pieces. I kept one suitcase for each of my girls and continued to add art pieces and other projects throughout their school years. It came in handy when my oldest graduate from Art School. I was able to put together a retrospective of her art work through the years starting in preschool.
Every now and then I’d find a way to incorporate their art projects into our home décor. In preschool my youngest daughter made a handprint wreath that I continue to display at Christmas every year. And, in Kindergarten she came home with a large tissue paper flower.
I displayed it for many years in a large glass water jug filled with loose change. It made the perfect makeshift vase. The paper flower added a little pop of color and happiness. I love a good pop of color. The flower was there so long that when it finally deteriorated and had to be thrown out the jug didn’t look right. Something was missing.Continue reading