I was checking last month some of the portraits I did of the kids these last years and realized how much they have changed and grown. So had to do dem face dem again.
On the other page, they wrote and drew things that they want to do this year, or that they like. I like having them participating in the books. My folks always made elaborate photoalbums keeping memories of our daily life the way a journal does. I don't really do photos. I feel that the thousands of digital pics made by cellphones, cameras, are staying hidden in a machine. I like to spend time opening something and having to tell a story, not just zapping. It is about the time spend drawing, the time spend opening and sharing.
The kids love to draw on the pages of the sketchbook, and many are filled with their impressions of the holidays, chameleons, dragons, hearts and I Love You graffittis. I love to have them in these pages, it makes it real.