About this time last year, I looked over at the (growing) pile of drawings, collages, watercolor paintings, masks and other artistic creations of my daughter and gulped. I mentally multiplied that pile by five, and ten years… and wondered what I was going to do. How was I going to categorize it and keep it so that one day she could have it? But would she actually want half a room full of pieces of her childhood art?
So I started to think about options, and how we might figure out a better alternative.
And I didn’t have to do much thinking, in the end, because Dana from Artimus Art had already figured out a beautiful approach. They help you to save and preserve your child’s art in a gorgeous, museum quality, customized, oversized, hard cover book. The art is archived on the web in a private online gallery, and preserved, ready to be turned into a new book at any time (what a wonderful grandparents’ gift!!)
Here are some pictures of our beloved book (made last year), full of our child’s art (name’s been “edited” out):
What I liked most was having her huge, oversized watercolor paintings shrunk down to a smaller size and preserved for longevity. Dana even expertly photographed and included a few of my daughter’s first pottery pieces. I could never have properly scrapbooked this art collection, and the time required would have been too much at this point.
To help give everyone a chance to try Artimus Art, Dana has offered everyone a 10$ discount on their package of choice, valid until October 24th, using this code: Q6W7P2VO1
We were so delighted to find them that we became one of their first Canadian customers. Everything worked out wonderfully. Here’s how it works:
• you pick a book package that is best suited to your family (in terms of # of pages, pieces of art, etc.)
• Artimus Art sends you a member package, and you send them your artwork in the return postage paid customized portfolio
• they will let you know when your online art gallery is open for viewing: you can rearrange the order of the pieces, choose a cover image, and customize your book.
• they will deliver your book right to your door.
We’re carefully amassing our pile of art for this year’s book. In the meantime, Dana from Artimus Art offered up this generous giveaway for one lucky winner. It’s a LITTLE RED WAGON PACKAGE, worth $120!
This giveaway package includes a 24-page custom art book, with all the art collection and online art gallery benefits in preparing your book.
GIVEAWAY is open to US residents only.
To enter, please be a follower, if you are not already. Please visit Artimus Art and leave a comment below. You may leave one comment a day. Giveaway is open until October 15th in the evening. Good luck!