A Simple Treasure

When we moved into our apartment we decided to block the opening that leads from the kitchen into the living area. Our reason was that we did not want the oil from cooking to float onto the computers that we had housed near the aperture. To cover the space, we used old pieces of wood which we covered with cardboard. To create a beautiful wall, I asked my children to help decorate the board. They were 4 and 5 years old respectively at that time and they made beautiful artwork which we enjoyed everyday.

A simple treasure. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A simple treasure. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

In the re-decorating of our living and work space, we redid the closure for the aperture. Taking down the children’s artwork was sad – but we took many pictures to remind us of its beauty.

The kitchen wall. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
The kitchen wall. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The new task now is for my children to decorate the new wall with current art. I look forward to seeing what they come up with.

What are some of your treasures?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge prompt Treasure)

53 thoughts on “A Simple Treasure

  1. Children’s art are the most precious kind. When my grandchildren were young I use to collect their art and put them on poster boards to display. Years later when they would come across them in the basement they would tell me they are glad I kept them. So am I. Your children will remember this practice you have done with them for years to come.



    1. They love that I have kept their favourite pieces of art. I have placed them in a binder which I will give to them when they have their own place and are ready to receive them.


  2. THis is a treasure to keep! I remember when my son was still small – about 4 years old- he had a special corner in the kitchen where he could stick all his drawings and even some of his treasures he loved. I have a photo somewhere where he is sitting on his duvet next to the wall and between two cupboards. Wall nicely decorated with all his favorites.


  3. What a treasure indeed Colline. Can’t wait to see what the girls are going to come up with this time. They are so talented and it was a great idea. 😀


  4. A beautiful idea Colline, allowing the children to be creative in the work.
    Lovely to have pictures to look back on as they prepare for the next artistic enterprise.


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