Sunday, March 02, 2008

Wildflowers in winter.....

Virginia Bluebell By Joseph
Today's post for the series Wildflowers in Winter , Elizabeth Joy asks us to share our children's wildflower art. My children have kept nature journals all their lives, but as I paged through them today, I notice far more birds and animals than wildflowers. We always had contests in spring and summer to identify the first wildflowers as they blossomed in the pastures, but I guess the kids didn't choose to draw them. My 4 sons preferred drawing cars and rockets and barns more than flowers, but I did manage to find a wildflower sample for each one. My daughter, on the other hand, loved to draw flowers and birds and butterflies. Isn't that how it goes? I hope you'll enjoy these clips from my children's old nature journals. It's Art to me!


Sagebrush Buttercup By Adam



Sunflowers By Grace


Love in a Mist By John



Sunflowers By Seth

12 comments:

  1. How fun to see eXcerpts from your kids' nature journals. So glad you shared these piX. You inspire me!

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  2. My first visit to your spot and I am loving it!!!! Your children's drawings are so wonderful....Smiles

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  3. Wow! Lovely art from your children's nature journals. They did an excellent job! I think you need to take some of them from their journals and frame them for your walls!

    LaTeaDah

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  4. Your children did a great job, all of them. It was nice to see their beautiful artwork. I hope they continue!

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  5. How wonderful, Charlotte Mason would approve !!!! Clarice

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  6. Great job! And you're fortunate to have those budding artists right there! :-)

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  7. Thanks everybody for your sweet comments. Three of my kids have "flown the nest" and two are teenagers who still do a little nature journaling, but not as much as the "good ol' days."

    We tried to do nature journaling once a week on Fridays and we have books and books of pages to reminisce over now. With that I say, "Keep encouraging your Littles to observe nature and keep little records when they can."

    Jody

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  8. Wonderful pictures ... winners for sure.

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  9. Those are great and the guys did pretty good!!! I have Virginia Bluebells in my garden! They are starting to come up now.

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  10. You have a talented and observant group of children! Thanks for sharing their artwork.

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  11. Oh I love the artwork your children created. How fun to be able to find these for week 7! Wonderful...

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