I don’t know about you guys, but I am drowning in artwork. I have big and small canvases, scribbles and masterpieces and even a few 3-D works of art with toilet paper rolls or such hanging off of them. I literally have run out of drawers and shelf space for everything that my kids have made over the course of the year. I would love to just throw them down the garbage disposal, but I’m not willing to pay for the 3 years of therapy that Little would probably require. But I did just discover the solution. An app. I don’t know why I’m surprised. There seems to be productivity apps for everything these days. And now I have an app to manage my kid’s artwork. Let me introduce you to Artkive.
Here’s how this nifty little app works:
- Once you download this little gem (which is free), it takes just seconds to set up an account and add the first names and grades of each of your children
- Snap photos of their artwork or upload from your camera roll (the only frustrating part of this is that you have to select one picture at a time to upload)
- Tag your photo with the child’s name, grade, date, and title and select the size of your book (8 in x 8 in or 11in x 8.5in) and your cover art.
- You can then share with family and friends on social media or what I think is so cool is turn your Artkive into a book. Pricing is based on pages (First 20 pages (images): 8×8 – $25 and 8.5×11 – $27.50)
I only had to mention this to Little to see her eyes light up. She cannot believe that her pieces of art are going to be featured in a book. Best of all she helped me cull it down to the top 20 pieces that we would include.
Since you’re in control of taking the pictures, you can add a picture of junior the first day of school, in the class play, or even the class photo and make it a real scrapbook of the year, which I think makes it more of a keepsake.
Ours should be here in a day or two, and she can’t wait. Best of all, I have newfound shelf space (without the guilt).