There comes a time in every child's life when they feel compelled to draw on something that they know they shouldn't. Let me set the scene. I was somewhere (not important, but let's just note for the record, I was not home) and the kid was at home with Daddy (again, not Mommy). Daddy was downstairs watching the kid while she played upstairs in her room. I know, it's amazing that he can watch her from a separate floor in the house. He must have selective laser vision because he doesn't always see that well, (clears throat) shoe basket. Anyway, he noticed that she was being very quiet, but he kept hearing a tapping sound on the wall. But, she's being quiet so, he shrugs his shoulders and goes about his business. Here is where I would have gone upstairs to check on her. I don't like suspicious tapping on walls and I don't trust my 4 year old farther than I can throw her. After some time, Daddy does go to check on the little princess, who proudly shows him the beautiful portrait of the family she has drawn on the wall over her bed. After hiding his frustration, he smiled and told her how beautiful it was (I love him). He said it was hard to be mad since she was so proud of her beautiful stick figures, which even included the dog.
So, now what? It is a cute drawing, one her best yet, but it is over her bed on a wall that is a yucky shade of green (we had just moved in and hadn't painted her room yet). Well, I'll tell you what we did...
I took a picture of it and Instagramed it. Everyone told me that I couldn't paint over it because it was so special (eye roll) and that I should put a frame around it. Nope. I would still see that yucky green paint and the frame would be slightly off center of the bed, which would make me want to crawl out of my skin. A few weeks before this incident, I received an email from Minted about turning your child's drawings into priceless works of art. Bingo! I could take a picture of the drawing and have Minted turn it into something that could be framed, perfectly centered over her bed, in a color that would match her room. So, I did.
It's actually a very easy process. Take a good picture of the art. Upload it to Minted's website. From there, one of the on staff artists will render a replica of the drawing. You can choose from various sizes and colors, framed or unframed, add your child's name and date and BOOM, memories forever! Now her family portrait is in the perfect spot without the yucky green.