Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Drew has always loved creative projects. He has always said he wants to be an artist. But I can ALWAYS pick his "works" out of the group because honestly, they are the worst. In the words of his teacher, "scribble scrabble". 

I was so happy last week when he brought home something that I could appreciate. 
I actually DO love this one.  It's the Koi pond at school.

So the next day we ran out to Michael's to buy a frame and matting. 

When the framer gave me the price to cut a custom mat I whispered, "this is for a kindergarten painting". 
He came up with a fantastic solution. 
Just float the picture on the uncut mat. 

I love it! 
And it now has a place of prominence over the mantel in our kitchen. 
As his talent improves I can easily change the art and will always have the right size mat on hand. 


pve design said...

Wonderful. Every artist - no matter the age takes great delight when one's art has been framed for all to admire. It truly is the highest form of flattery.

Silver Magpies said...

Hi Julie -
What a wonderful idea to float the art on the mat!

Love the koi!!

bluehydrangea said...

I love it! And the colors he used are great!!

Bonnie said...

I think his work is fabulous! One person's scribble scrabble is another's masterpiece, (coming from a pre-k teacher)

the gardener's cottage said...

i love it julie. i think it's heirloom art.


Stitchfork said...

I have framed pieces from my sons all over the place here! Makes me smile everytime I look at them.
xo Cathy

Leslie said...

It looks great, I am sure he is pleased with the display. I will make sure I comment on it when I see him next.

Thanks for sharing,

About Last Weekend said...

How fantastic - I love this picture too. The colour and the attitude of the Koi, they look like they're having such fun flapping around. Looks perfect over the mantle too.

pve design said...

need a fish brooch for my sister....come across any in your travels? let me know!