Oct 14, 2009
The Great Pumpkin
I think it's pretty much going to be impossible to save and store every single piece of artwork created by my kids. Jameson can crank this stuff out by the dozens per day. I'd like to hang on to these things for posterity (especially in case one of my children becomes a world famous artist) but keeping everything isn't realistic. Even keeping a small sampling of it won't be easy.
I think I have at least a partial solution -- one that wasn't available a generation ago. I'm going to create deviantART accounts for each of my kids and start scanning in their creations. Obviously, it's not the same as keeping the actual handiwork. But while it will lack in tactile nostalgia, I think it could end up being a very cool collection if I can keep up with it over the years.
I wonder if Warhol's dad kept Andy's first construction paper pumpkin?