Here’s something no one probably knows about me.
I have kept every single piece of artwork that baby girl has EVER brought home from kinder and primary school.
Now you may not think this is much, her being nearly at the end of prep and all and still so early into her education… but if you combine this year, with her 3 and 4 year-old years of kinder, and top that with the knowledge that baby girl LOVES painting and crafty things and even made it her subconscious mission to bring home about 2-3 artworks per day when she was at kinder, well that equates to one impressive collection.
I have kept it all, sure. But the place I have been shoving it all into (i.e. spare cupboard) is bursting at the seams with this art, and I for one had to find another way.
Enter the phone, and the idea.
I couldn’t part with these artworks, I just couldn’t. But at the same time I HAD SO MANY. At this rate I should have bought the house next door just to accommodate her take-home stuff, and that would have been one expensive storage solution.
So I decided to do with her artwork, what I do with all those photos I take that I don’t develop.
I store them digitally.
I set about today taking photos of every single piece of her art from kinder years. I’ll get to primary school in due time 😉 I lay them out and snapped away, throwing out piles and piles of paper to feed the recycling bin, while I kept what is a minutely small pile in comparison.
Well I have to keep something, duh.
I feel better already. And though it’s only the beginning of my clearing process, the weight has already begun to lift off my shoulders…