11/9/09

doodling

Hello! It's Ruby from Cakies and I am so honored to be a guest blogger here at Smile and Wave. Thank you so much Rachel!

First off, I wanted to say congratulations to the adorable Denbow family for their "Little Red." She is so, so precious and I can't wait to learn more about this new addition. Plus, I must say that her name is one of my favorites. :) Second, if you are here, it is because you love crafting in all kinds of mediums and that means you have tons of ideas floating around in your sweet heads...

In our home, we have what we like to call a "family sketchbook" sitting on our coffee table alongside a vast array of color pencils ready for our doodling pleasure. It really helps foster creativity and keep track of everyone's little doodles all year long, even when friends and relatives come over, they have doodled in the book too!
doodling
colors
Obviously, most of the book is filled with drawings done by my girls, Brave and True, as they like to work together (and sometimes even fight together). Now, that the year is coming to an end, it is nice to look through the book and see how they drawings have changed just from the beginning of this year. Their drawings change so much as they learn to understand more of the world around them.
doodling togethercheers!


Here are just a couple excerpts from pages of our "family sketchbook":
a page in our family sketchbooka page in our family sketchbook
page from sketchbook
So if you want to capture all those ideas and little doodles that are floating around at anytime of the day, just stick a blank sketchbook somewhere accessible (we chose the coffee table) and some colored pencils and you will be sure to have a nice collection of art and memories when the book is full! This isn't just for kids, this is for us grownups too! Trust me, there are plenty of mine and my Ben's doodles in the book as well!

I will see you all back here tomorrow...

18 comments:

Miranda said...

I am loving this idea! My 5 year old would fill it up in a heart beat!

Nina said...

Brave and True how creative those names are! So unique!

mrs.adrienneK said...

we have a family sketch book too it is great fun!and what better fun to see mrs cakies on rachels blog (2 faves in one spot!!)

RachelM said...

That's a great idea!

Jamie said...

Love, love, love this idea!!! I am soooo doing this! How fun to look thru and see visitors and memories! Thanks!!!

elliebelle said...

I LOVE this idea - and I don't even have kids. But how fun would it be if you had all visitors draw a little when they came over? Thanks for the wonderful idea.

RachelDenbow said...

Must do this with Sebastian!

Emily Anne said...

Cute blog! Loved it. :-)

Sophie said...

Yeah..Finally have some idea to deal with the kids before I go nuts...^-^

Nikki said...

This idea is awesome. My kids spend so much time coloring and I never know what to do with all the loose pages. Now I just have to find a book with a bazilion pages so it can last an entire year.

Violet Bella said...

this is such a sweet idea! i must remember this one day when i have little ones :)

MyShenanigans said...

What a Great idea!

the whytes said...

loving this idea! thanks so much!!

spicklebee said...

This is an awesome idea. I've actually been wrestling with what to do with all the kiddos art projects of late. My munchkins come home with about 10 sheets a day from preschool. New idea - 3 ring binder with clear sheet protectors so we can slip all the projects in as they are completed. At the end, voila, a recap of the year's seasons and art! Yay!

heyjenrenee said...

awesome! I love this idea and will have to start doing this at our house right away.

jenny said...

I love this! Why have I not thought of this before. it is brilliant. My daughter is a big-time-doodeler and so is her father (cartoonist) This will be a big hit at our house./ jenny at www.dosfamily.com

Dee Dee said...

I totally love this idea. TFS!

heidi said...

I am sharpening the colored pencils right now - thanks for such a fab fam-friendly idea! and your living room looks comfy. real comfy.