When I was growing up my mum would keep a folder for me and each of our siblings to keep the drawings we had done that year. A HUGE part of all my memories of childhood were drawing drawing drawing. It was my happy place for sure, a constant when sometimes life was a bit of a upheaval and something I could pick up and do anywhere providing I had a pen and sketch pad.
I don't doubt that had my mum kept every piece of art work I had created there would be at least twenty folders for each year so I think she did well to be so selective. I was recently passed down all my folders and am spending some time being selective myself. I feel a little guilty getting rid of things that have been kept so well for the past 25 odd years but I've kept a lot and these are either pieces I actually enjoy looking at or hold special meanings to me.
I thought it might be fun to share a few of these pieces from time to time on the blog as part of a new series, although I'm not sure what to call it yet..or if it will end up just being a bit embarrassing!
Do you hold on to things from your childhood?