Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Kids' Poetry Journals

My kids have really been getting into poetry since I started The Artistic Mother Art Group. They loved my poetry journal from Week Two of The Artistic Mother Workshop and wanted to make one of their own. They used the 5 3/4 X 2 3/4- inch little memo spiral notebooks because they want to be able to stick them in their back pockets and have it with them no matter where they are when inspiration strikes. They decorated them with their background papers.

The first one is Emily's, Age 9.

And this is Martin's, Age 7.

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  1. Your kids did a great job...I would buy it at a store!
    Trudy...thanks for the comment on my tote. Coming from you speaks huge to me. My patience was greatly tested!

  2. Fabulous!,
    I bet they'll have some great words to treasure in those little books.
    I can still remember a line from a story I wrote in second grade that was published in the school newspaper that my mother clipped and saved.

  3. I am so impressed! Such beautiful journals with bold colors and design - please let them know how cool I think they are, Kristin xo
    Oh, and thank you for your sweet comments about the rooms - I would love to be in Texas too - it's one of my favorite places!

  4. These are so sweet! I'm so happy when I hear that children are learning to write poetry! I started when I was eleven and had very little encouragement. You are so good to help them along by giving them a special place to write things down. I'd love to have these in my show and tell next week!

  5. beautiful jobs....:)

  6. these are great think I will try and get my kids to have a go..glad your only on week 2 so I can catch up

  7. Those turned out so nice!! I'm going to let my daughter use all the sheets she has painted to make one too.

  8. So great! My boys and I have been painting. I finished my papers and am just getting ready to print them with the lists... will post by Monday:) Trying not to feel the pressure from being behind. I think I will be able to get caught up in the sewing portion. Thanks Trudy!

  9. Thank you for your sweet comment Trudy!! I could not have done that one without help (thanks, Mom!) but do really love the results - I think that these little totes could make fab. Christmas gifts as well! Happy Sunday, Kristin xo

  10. these are so lovely Trudy, give them a big hug from me.


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