Your sons scribbles pride of place in the living room, in one step

Every parent has a stash of their children's drawings which are too nice to throw away but not quite good enough to frame on the wall. Here is your answer: transform them into a junior Masterpiece. 

This is a little case study, explaining the process.

Let's say your four-year-old son, doesn't draw much, but then one day you see him scribbling away on the back of a crumbled, coffee stained utility bill. He has a pencil and is drawing, the papa very tall, the mama near him and his sister next to him, much smaller than him, even though she is the tallest in the class and is two years older. With all his concentration he manages to write everybody's name. There you go, The best masterpiece ever, your family by your own son..... but why did he draw it on that piece of paper, off he goes into the garden.

With a drawing like this you can make the best, the most original and the most personal gift in the world. In only one step. Hand it over it me, and I will transform your son's creativity into a piece of art that will suit your interior and hang proudly in your room, no utility bill and no coffee stains.

enough chat here is the proof:

the 2017 wall planner

6 years ago a friend asked me to design her a wall planner. 6 years on, we have screen printed the 2017 wall planner in a cool colour orange! It is a A1 sized calendar screen printed on sturdy white card and strung together with treasury tags. Four months hang in each section and each calendar comes with velcro adhesive strip to hang it on the wall. The chunky wall calendar allows you to see the whole year in one. 

How to make children's drawings look even better

As parents we all love our children’s drawings, but often they draw something you really didn’t want them to add. ‘Why did they have to add that 3rd child we don’t have’, ‘we don’t have a dog’ or ‘I wish they hadn’t made that bright yellow’. This is where Junior Masterpieces can help you.

Children grow up so quickly; from 3 years old onwards they can create the most inventive stories, free, liberated and creative drawings. Heads with legs as people, animals as they see them, cars with 8 wheels. They create beautiful timeless images. These are memories you really want to keep. Some are just too special to keep in a pile, in a box in the attic in between other 'forgotten' memories.

Junior Masterpieces was born to do exactly that. You choose your favourite and most memorable drawing. It can be transformed into wall worthy art. Your children’s drawing can be used as grown up art. It might need a little edit, just a little clean up, add some colour and add a date.

The aim is to use your child’s creative output whilst making sure outlines are clear and replacing colours with the QuirkyLime palette to clean and brighten the image. The background is added last to achieve the real “wow” factor.  This creates the strong, vibrant look of Junior Masterpieces. Adding a date or age to a child’s drawing places it in the timeline of your family story.

I want a Junior Masterpiece

If you have a drawing, order directly in my shop, or to get a rough estimate click here.  Scan or photograph your favourite drawing, or commission your own children to draw your family. Email me the drawing and we go from there. We agree on a price and final product of your choice, or various products! (print, mugs, placemats and other products are all possible) We need two to three weeks to create the artwork and we will send you the final design of the artwork to make minor edits. Once approved it will be printed and a framing service is available at additional cost too.

I am always looking for new ideas, so if you are looking for something different please contact me as I love to experiment with new or unusual ideas.

New wall calendar 2017 - how to hang it

Vital to its utility and usefulness, 'How to hang your calendar' below are some images to help. Very soon I will add a video.

If you have already been a loyal user of the calendar, you will have a scribbled last panel September-December 2016. Scroll to the last images. Keep the last green panel visible and thread it with the 2017 calendar at the bottom. Then you can hang 2017 and  fill it up with future activities and still have the last 2016 visible. Come end December unhook the last 2016 panel and start the orange 2017 in full glory. For the video please look here.