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“Kiddie Arts” Updates Childhood Doodles

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

If you’re anything like me, throwing away early scribbles (your child’s or your own) is heart-breaking and difficult. But what would happen if you recreated some of those crayon-etched masterpieces years later? One Dutch artist, Telmo Pieper, did just that.

Pieper, of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, utilized digital painting and a touch of whimsy to revive drawings he created at the age of four. The proportions of his remastered works are spot-on to his youthful creations—just look at the tail on that whale, or the perilous tilt of that ship! My personal favorite? The slightly off-kilter bear with a sheepish grin.

To see more of Pieper’s stunning designs from “Kiddie Arts,” check out his portfolio. For a slightly different (but still just as cool) project, hop over to Dave DeVries’ website, The Monster Engine, where children’s artwork is turned into fantastical realistic paintings.

How ecstatic would your kid be if his or her artwork got a digital makeover? Let us know!

 

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Poll: Do You Save All of Your Child’s Artwork?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

You want to support your little budding artists, but the amount of artwork is taking over every inch of your storage space. 

A recent New York Times article noted a growing dilemma among parents–where (or how) to store all the glittery scribbles their children produce at school, at home, and just about everywhere.  Some parents ruthlessly edit or surreptitiously discard less-inspired artwork, intent on keeping the home uncluttered while teaching their kids not to be sentimental pack rats. 

Other parents, however, can’t bear to part with their children’s drawings and paintings (no matter how banal), preferring to find creative storage or display solutions.  Still others have discovered the savvy (but time-consuming) solution of scanning all their children’s artwork onto a computer and compiling a digital scrapbook. 

At Parents, we offer creative solutions for transforming your kid’s art into playing cards and jewelry to save on storage space while also showing your kids you value their artistic efforts.

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As a parent, what solutions would you offer for saving your children’s artwork?

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