Mother Turns Two Year Old's Sketches Into Works of Art

Mother Turns Two Year Old’s Sketches Into Works of Art

September 7, 2011 Updated December 25, 2014


What do you do with your children’s drawings?

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Stick them on the refrigerator? File them away in a shoe box? Wallpaper the playroom? Whatever it is, I’m pretty sure Ruth Oosterman has you beat.


In a series she calls “A painting collaboration with my toddler,” the Canadian artist takes what most parents would view as scribbles and uses them as a starting point for her whimsical paintings.


Think of Ruth and her daughter, Eve, the next time you smuggle scribbles out to the recycling.


Or, don’t.


We can’t all be this cool.

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