My mom was not a big fan of saving my sisters’ and my drawings, painting or other creations. It wasn’t that she didn’t love them and proud of us. She just always liked to keep her house clutter-free. I feel that way, too, but I also don’t want to forget Sarah’s masterpieces!

So I was very excited when I came across an article in my Parenting magazine. It mentioned different ways to keep your child’s art work in a neat and organized way. I thought, “Sign me up!” I specifically liked the ease of an app called ArtKive.

I downloaded the app and started taking pictures of Sarah’s school artwork. Then I created a list of family and friends who would like to see what she made. Theoretically, I can now dispose of her art work, but since there are only three items so far, I think I can wait a little longer! However, when they start to pile up, I know I’ll feel otherwise.

At the end of the school year, I plan on taking full advantage of the option to make a book out of all the pictures. I’m looking forward to what this app will do for my crazy need to be organized and live in a mostly paper-free world!

What do you do to display your child’s/children’s masterpieces?

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Wish this had been around when your husband and his siblings were young. There are STILL boxes of their stuff for me to go through! Just remember . . . when Sarah becomes Sarah Chagall or Sarah Da Vinci and you don’t have the original art work, well, millions of dollars down the drain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, ArtKive sounds fabulous.


This is awesome! I, too, dislike clutter, but can’t imagine throwing things away at this point. My short term plan is to make a book from Alex to Mike for his birthday at the end of the month. Yeah, it’s paper, but it will be secured into a book and easier to store…for now. :) Thanks for sharing your discovery.


Awesome! Thanks!


hope you put me on the list of people who want to see Sarah’s art! who knows, as Jan says she may be a very very famouse artist and it’s a good investment. and even if not – I want to see it please.

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