Wednesday, September 21, 2011

have i created a monster (or two?)

seth apter at the altered page has a great project this week called "the paper stack project." his call for photos of stacks of stuff in studios immediately had my mind buzzing. i've got those. which should i choose? papers? canvases? bills? lol! no... the craziest stack in my studio belongs to my 6 and 3 year old sons, zane and zachary. this is their recent stack of coloring and sketch books. and these are just the ones in the studio right now. i didn't even bother searching the piles in their bedroom or the stash of completed ones in the trunk that we have to keep forever.



every once in a while...ok, no i'm lying...quite often i freak out over the piles and piles of these books all over my house. but when i stop and actually flip through them, i see that almost every page is colored and drawn on! and that includes the backs. so, have we created a monster over here? i don't think so. i say that is passion. i say that is true love. mess, yes. but monster, never!

you can see more pictures of stacks from seth and other artist studios around the world at the altered page!

-julia
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15 comments:

  1. I especially love this stack because it says that there are two creative kids who will end up being two creative adults. Artists in the making!

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  2. what stories our stacks tell-thanks for sharing!

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  3. YES!!! I LOVE that your kids have all those wonderful sketchbooks. What precious memories!

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  4. Yes! so wonderful that you are giving them the gift of creativity and believing they can make art. Yay for you...a wonderful stack!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your "creative stacks".
    There is nothing more pleasurable, than little artists in your home <3

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  6. I think its wonderful you share your creative freedom with your boys. They will grow up creative and happy I am sure. I love how kids just draw without any kind of personal critique,they just let it flow.
    Keep smiling and creating

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  7. Your stacks really have stories to tell ... your house sounds like a fun place to be!
    oxo

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  8. Wonderful stacks! Very nice, indeed!!

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  9. nothing better than a child's creative mind in motion

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  10. Your children have more stacks than I have (grin). Actually, I think these make a great stack, showing how you are passing on your passion to your children. What a great mom you are! Sorry I'm late arriving, but I'm determined to see all the stacks (hopefully before the end of the decade).

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  11. Terrific stacks, yes, I can appreciate the feelings of how many stacks can you have! Corrine

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  12. Indeed, true love. And as a committed stacker, my piles and stacks freak me out now and again. But as a collage artist, I also see fabulous possibilities! ;)

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  13. If these are monsters then they are the friendly ones - the kind you want to have around! I, too, have waaaay too many stacks, btw:)

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  14. "thanx" for stopping by and seeing my messy stacks! I love your kids stacks. My 34 year old son still looks at his art treasures that I have kept all these years, so hang on to them!

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  15. not a monster at all, but a lovely testament to your life and talent.

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