Tuesday, November 13, 2012

save your kids' artwork to artkive

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yep, i am the cold hearted mommy who dislikes when her kids bring home artwork. i hate it on my refrigerator, i hate it piled up on my counters, i do not like it here or there, i do not like it anywhere. i will not eat it... umm... oops, wrong story!

so, basically what i am trying to say is that we don't keep our kids artwork. i have a few pieces from over the years, but even with all of my kids i bet there is no more than 20 pieces between the 6 of them that we have saved.

that doesn't mean i don't love each and every thing they do, i totally do. i am amazed at how creative my kids are (me... they totally get it from me)! however, keeping every thing they make is just not my thing.

i have major OCD issues and that stuff flapping away on my refrigerator seriously makes me cringe.

recently, i discovered the app, artkive, and it is the perfect thing for me. just because i throw away my kids artwork doesn't mean i don't feel a bit guilty about it every time i toss it. with artkive, you can snap a photo of your child's artwork and store it in the app.

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right now, the artkive allows you to save and share with your friends and family via email. however, soon they will have the option to print your child's artwork as a book. genius, i tell ya! my dad has a box filled with the artwork i did when i was in kindergarten... obviously i didn't get my cold heart from him... and, he has pulled it out a few times to embarrass me (like when i drew a picture at school for santa and wrote that i wanted lots of "toes" for christmas. clearly i meant toys... i think). but for the most part, it stays tucked away somewhere. i am sure it is special to my dad, but i bet if i were to somehow sneak it away and take pictures of all those things i made, he would love it as a book. he would love to have the convenience of grabbing that book off of a shelf to look back at all the silly things i made when i was so young.

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i have already started saving some of my kids' work and i don't feel so guilty about tossing it in the trash now. definitely check out the artkive app and start saving your kids' artwork. find it in the app store!


i am not affiliated with artkive, nor was i paid to mention it. i just really like this app.



NaBloPoMo 
November 2012

   
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