Here are my favorite quotes about art for children. All of them can be a very good way to motivate and inspire our children’s creativity and love for art.
“Coloring outside the lines is a fine art”
“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary”
“Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?”
“I dream my painting and then paint my dream”
Vincent Van Gogh
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”
“All art requires courage”
“Everything you can imagine is real”
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist”
“The important thing is to create”
“The urge to draw must be quite deep within us, because children love to do it”
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced”
Vincent van Gogh
“Art is the colors and textures of your imagination”
Meghan, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999
“Let me ask you something, what is not art?”
If your kids are little artists like mine you know how many pieces of art they can create at school or at home in a day: tons. Our creative children are not just artists they are mass production artists. Plenty of time our kids come to us yelling “mommy look what I made” with a proud smile in their faces showing us their drawings. Some drawings are very simple, some look very messy, but there are some drawings that when we look at them we say “Wow, did you really do this?” These drawings are special and I Love my Kids’ Art can transform them into very cute and original pieces of art printed on canvas or poster that you can use to decorate your home or office and at the same time preserve your kids’s creation for years.
Now, how can you identify or select a piece of art that will look like a masterpiece when we print it on a canvas or poster print? Here are some tips to help you select your kid’s best drawings:
- Decide where you are going to display your child masterpiece: Your child’s bedroom, the playroom, the bathroom, the basement, home office, etc
- Sit down with your child and sort together all the drawings into two piles: one pile with the ones that are more meaningful to you and your child and another pile with the rest.
- Look for drawings that have defined elements. For example: a self-portrait or a portrait, a flower, a dog, etc. Do not worry about your kid’s drawing background, remember that here in I Love my Kids’ Art you have the option to customize the background. If your child is an abstract artist, that is ok too. Just look for the abstract piece that means something to him/her. Look for ideas in our gallery.
- Select the drawing that has more meaning to both of you based on: theme, originality and colors.
- If after following these tips you still have more than one drawing to choose from, ask other family members which one they like the best or send me pictures of your kid’s drawings and I will gladly make a recommendation for you.
- What can you do with the rest of the drawings? Here are a few options:
- Organize and save them by age using folders or plastic bins to preserve them
- Take pictures and organize them by date or age
- Donate them to our program Kids’ Art for The Cure to help find the cure of cancer. Please don’t throw them away if you have the option to donate them. Learn more…