Nothing inspires creativity like new art supplies! Artterro recently sent us their gorgeous art journal kits, and the kids have been drawing every since – even fourteen-month-old Anna – special thanks to Artterro for including her in our package! There is something incredibly inviting about blank sheets of white paper, especially art-quality paper!
My kids have all started drawing long before they could wall – it is a very-much-loved pastime in our home!
These particular art journals come with decorative paper in the front, which seven-year-old Emma and four-year-old Lily have been using to decorate the cover. Minimalist Lily went for large blocks of solid color:
Emma went for a more complex collage look. I enjoyed watching her go through the various print pages included in the book, selecting the ones that she felt would work best together:
Five-year-old Johnny ignored the color and print paper entirely, opting instead to draw dramatic scenes on the covers of his notebook! So did Anna, although her faint pen lines don’t photograph very well.
It is such a joy to see their creativity! From one-year-old Anna:
To four-year-old Lily, who has always adored abstract artwork – the red and brown bit looks a bit like a bird of paradise to me, but she has a policy of not explaining her artwork:
To five-year-old Johnny’s incredibly emotive and action-filled artwork:
And seven-year-old Emma’s gentle horse. Emma’s drawings always have a story behind them!
Do you have a budding artist who could use a beautiful new art journal? Artterro is giving away two of these lovely journals to one reader of this blog with a US shipping address! Just fill out the simple form below to enter the giveaway – good luck!
This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations, Johanna!
Do your kids love to draw? What is your own favorite form of creative expression? I enjoy pretty much any creative art form – even the ones I’m not very “good” at!
Many thanks to Artterro for sending us these art notebooks, and providing two for a giveaway winner! All opinions and ideas are, as always, my own. Thank you for reading my blog!