Sunday, December 6, 2009

Is It Really Art?

Has anyone else really look at their elementary school art? Or rather, looked at their spouse's or friend's elementary school art? Aren't you just wondering.....what in the world was I thinking?

Yesterday, when going through my pictures, I came across some pictures of my art from K - 5th.

Now, some of it's pretty good.

(I liked art. Like, alot. Thought I don't actually remember having an art class for 3rd-5th because my school was wacky and liked to leave important things out, like art. And math. No joke.)

But some of it.... well, I'm just a little perplexed.

Obviously, that's a self portrait.


I had a slight Raggedy Anne Doll obsession. It was quite possibly fueled by my mother who gave my sister and I like 6 of them (she made them too!) and decorated my room in them. Little did I know the freakish resemblance to a really scary doll named Chucky.

heh. Not that I'd know. I can't watch a horror flick to save my life.

But this.

This is the masterpiece of them all.

Please note the cross eyed lion. And the "grass," that he is upon. And the REALLY tall tree with the...wait a minute, what is that? Oh yes. A monkey. I, as a kindergartner knew that primates were WAY beyond my artistic ability. So I drew a gingerbread man and dubbed it a "monkey."

The best part though, is that when we picked this piece up at the end of the year, the art teacher had titled it "Charlie's Confusion."

Apparently he looks confused.

And apparently his name is Charlie.

Who knew?


~M~ said...

I once saw a 6 by 6 foot painting with three blue circles on it. the art gallery wanted $275,000 for it!!

Heather said...

Hilarious are some of the drawings that kids do!! I have always thought the same thing about Raggedy Ann and Chucky, even though I have never seen that movie!

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who matted and framed her childhood art and hung them in her kids rooms! super cute!

Kate said...

Ha! Hilarious! So fun to look back at old stuff!

Kelley said...

I'm such a terible artist, so I would hate to see all the terrible artwork my mom has saved! Yours is quite nice though!

Elizabeth said...

I love that would be better then mine, thats forsure! :-)

Unknown said...

I adore these!!! I wish I had kept some of my art from school days. I am more like 'what was I thinking?' with my grammar etc on my old work! x

Jessica said...

lol so cute! Love the gingerbread man/monkey :-)

Callie said...

Oh, I love this post! It's so fun to see elementary school art - good idea! Thanks for sharing. :-)