by Nathan, age 10, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
"I made a origami dog. I decided to display him in front of a dog house and yard."
Fantastic origami dog, great brown markings on his face and nose! This is a very cool house and yard for him to play in. I love all the little details like the ball, the shrubs and flowers and the random other things that dogs drag into their space to play with. Wonderful scene you've created.
"I made a giraffe frame and a picture to match."
I love how you used a large green base and attached all sorts of interesting LEGO bricks onto it to make your frame. You made the perfect space for your artwork to sit in. The 3-D effect created by having varying heights of brick on the outer edge of the frame is so interesting! Great choice of colors to compliment your awesome water-colour Giraffe!
by Finnegan, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada.
"Four-headed monster. We did a 'weaving' artsy-craftsy project at the Summer String Experience this morning - the kids decided to build displays for their projects."
Fantastic weaving! I love how tangled together the twigs and ribbons are. It looks as though the yarns actually grows on this tree. The DUPLO display you made for your sculpture seems like a vase, proudly displaying these interesting branches.
"Originally it was just called 'weaving', but since Finnegan started referring to HIS as a four-headed monster, Keira has started referring to it as a 'princess'."
I love this sculpture, it looks as if it was made from found objects. The twigs and various ribbons remind me of a birds nest. The DUPLO bricks are a cool juxtaposition in their brightly colored plastic next to the naturalness of the sticks. Do you have a dog? Are those teeth marks I see on the one green brick?
Who lives in a pineapple, under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! I love this painting, I see SpongeBob holding his net, Patrick with a funny hat also holding a net to catch jelly fish with, Gary and SpongeBob's pineapple house. The blue LEGO frame makes it feel like water and all the accessories on the frame tie the artwork together with the mounting perfectly.
"Lennon framed a picture of various water Pokemon he drew."
Those are quite superb Pokemon drawings! This clean, straightforward construction of your frame keeps the viewers attention on the artwork. Interesting how you used flat pieces every now and then to hold the frame together for added strength. Very smart.
"Faenin framed a picture he drew of the Pokemon Zapdos."
Beautiful drawing of Zapdos! You've captured the spiky wings and your color choices make him even better. Your framework colors are eye-catching and compliment your drawing so well pulling the viewers eye back and forth between the art and the frame.
"The picture frame has two hinges to hold the photo. It has a hinged prop on the back to help it stand up."
Brilliant! This looks like the back of a digital camera. I love how the whole creation is propped up at the back, like a tabletop picture frame. There is some ingenious designing going on here. The two hinges on front are so smart as picture holders. Great portrait, is it you by any chance? I bet you could sell these creations! Everyone loves frames and this one is very unique.
Aaron, age 5, Tucson, Arizona, USA
"The art is behind the door. You open the door to see it. I made the picture just for this project. There are two guards guarding the art."
How fabulous that you have to open the LEGO door to see your artwork. This has a whimsical feel and reminds me of 'lift the flap' books with their hidden pictures. Very smart to size your artwork to the specifications of your LEGO design. This must be an important coloring, since it is being guarded so well.
Clever picture holder! Is the painting being pinched between two LEGO bricks? This creation seems to be a sculpture and a frame all in one, both equally artistic. I am loving your painting, and wish I knew more about it, the bright happy sun, the hint of the sky. Is that a tree and a house?
"Grace loves to draw dragons, so she picked one of her drawings and framed it with a frame that looks like a castle."
This is a super cool connection made between your artwork and your LEGO design. They compliment each other perfectly! The castle construction alone is awesome, a great fortress. But putting the picture of a dragon inside the castle makes a rich, interesting, unexpected story.
"A shadow box made from LEGO with a tiny picture of a rainbow inside."
Simply perfect. This tiny treasure is charming and helps to highlight the cute little rainbow artwork you made. Reminds me of a keepsake because of it's miniature size. Adorable.
"LEGO magnets which are displaying his Wall-E and EVE picture on a metal strip in our living room. He built small blocks and then attached adhesive magnetic strips to the back."
Awesome drawing of WALL-E and EVE. The green embellishments around the drawing are a nice addition. Your LEGO magnets are so smart! I'm impressed by your process of attaching adhesive magnetic strips to the bricks making your own magnets. The black and while color motif of your LEGO design are like the Yin-Yang symbol, and describe WALL-E and EVE's complimentary opposite relationship perfectly!
by David H. age 10, London, Ontario, Canada.
"I made the string art at our homeschool co-op. I have police officers guarding it because it's worth 4 million dollars and it's very special!!"
What a fantastic, high security barricade you've made. It frames your art creation perfectly and makes an interesting, intense story of expensive art and the protection of it. I love that the guards are on the first level and the string art is elevated, showing it's importance. Your string art looks very complex, like a spider's web.
by Eli, age 6, Dayton, Minnesota, USA.
"This is called 'the boat man' (a boat/ship for Captain Jack (paper art))."
Your LEGO art display is not only displaying your lovely paper art, but is also an important part of your total creation of 'the boat man'. It all works together so well. Captain Jack looks like an interesting fellow.