Fun Monday – The Great Art Grab and Go Gives us our Fun Monday Assignment:

Your assignment for Monday, 9/17 is this:
Brush off your interview skills. Talk to everyone who lives in your house. I want to know what their, and your, favorite piece of art is in your home. Photographs do not count. If there was a fire in your home, everyone would grab photographs, but what is the non-photographic piece of art you would grab on your way out – and why? (Edit: These don’t have to be paintings – these can be wall hangings, statues, lumps of clay by your child, anything that is artistic expression of some kind EXCEPT photographs.)

Okay, so here’s the deal. I don’t have any art! I do have 2 favorite artworks as a kid though, that if I still had in my possession, I would take. One I believe is still in my family’s attic or etc. It’s a picture I drew in Kindergarten, of birds. But I guess I wasn’t thinking too hard, and even though they have beaks and eyes and feathers on their wings, they have circles for feet. My art teacher submitted it to the art fair that year and my oldest brother brought it home to me. With a blue ribbon on it. The art teacher had labeled it “Birds on Wheels.” The second is a study I did of my first dog Beau, a beautiful red golden retriever. He was laying down, with his drooly mouth wide open and a ball at his feet, tongue hanging out. I am pretty sure this one is long gone. I wish I still had it. I also wish I had the time or inclination to be an artist. Okay, so that’s what I’d grab in the Great Art Grab and Go! Now go check out Sayre for the rest of the posts!


  1. I think the art produced when we were children or by our children/grandchildren is very precious, what a shame you don’t have your Beau’s picture anymore.

  2. I have discovered that everyone has art in them.

    just take a class and draw / paint/ sculpt another Beau.

    You’ll love and enjoy it.

    (Birds on wheels — what a wonderful teacher she was)

  3. Thats pretty neat you won a blue ribbon for your “bird On wheels”! I don’t have any art either but when i post tomorrow I’m doing a little different take on it.

  4. Awwwwwwww, that’s a shame you don’t have them. But really, art is not necessarily painting or drawing. It could be a favorite vase or a certain book!!—

    It’s great to know that your bird on wheels won a blue ribbon. At least you have the memory

  5. I got all carried away in my post and forgot about the “grab and go” portion of things until I read your title! Then I had to go back and edit! hahaha…great title!

  6. Is that anything like “Bears on Wheels”? You could make a children’s book series out of it!

    Fun that you painted with words since you couldn’t paint with pictures today. Creativity is the name of the game for Fun Monday!

    (Hope you find your artwork in the attic some day…!)

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