I just finished the last few pages of Ethen's 4-year album. And it feels good to have that on the shelf as the kid turns 6 in two weeks!
I don't save all my children's artwork. In fact, I only pick out three or four things that I think are good, and I save them in an envelope at the back of each album. I take a picture of any oversized artwork and some of the good stuff, then I usually incorporate into some sort of art page, and then I toss it. And I don't feel bad at all...
Once in awhile there comes along something so precious you have to single it out.
At first I wasn't sure how to document it. I finally just decided to slide it into an 8.5x11 and anyone who wants to read it can pull it out. I did put a few typed paper strips on it to give it some context. He's drawn several Star Wars illustrations, so I chose one to make a page out of to give the layout a cohesive feel.
He wrote it a year ago and it's been in his pile waiting for me to document. I wrote the translation of each page on the bottom so in future years I'll be able to remember.
Here is a look at his fun story, "Jedi Dfeet" bi Ethen, Age 4.
This picture of Darth is awesome! I love his colorful buttons.
It's interesting to me that he writes from the Dark Side perspective here.
And then the feared rancor comes!
R2-D2 is scared...
And all is darkness.
But then Luke comes to save the day.
And all is rainbows again.