2021 – The 1953 “Spring Has Sprung” Art Show

                                                                   (ignore April 30, 2017 publish date – this was published on March 30, 2021)


“Spring”, huh? Then why is there a turkey on the left?

One thing I’ve been grateful for as I go through tons of parental possessions was to NOT find every single little thing that their darling offspring have ever produced as children…………until I came across this pile of kindergarten images created by their first-born.

Admittedly, I can’t draw to save my life, but I DID find a few of these to be somewhat interesting, if for no other reason than the coloring.

The paper is so fragile that it’s a mess to clean up after trying to count them, but I think the total is around 70. Some of them say “AM” and some “PM” on them, which must be the half-day kindergarten sessions. Others have obvious teacher’s handwriting on them and a couple have a cutout added that could not have been scissored by a 5-year-old.

I’ve selected 14 of them, starting with obvious Spring images.

I actually like this one for some reason, but it’s REALLY falling apart:


April showers………….

……..bring May kite fliers. This one appears to have a Mohawk, a pumpkin puss and a leg in a big red cast:


A butterfly flutters by:


These next three will have to pass for Summer, starting with a door-less house:


This one says, “3 Wigwams and cambfires” (“Uh, teacher? May I have a word with you, please?”):


A bakery! (I think I deserve an extra donut for that hat):

BTW – this is the only one of the 14 with an adult-written date on the back: 3-3-53.


On a less-appetizing note, here are some trees that appear to be up to their armpits in, um……….fertilizer:


But some of their leaves are turning color:



On to the Fall and Halloween costumes:


………….and pumpkins with dental problems…………and ears!


……..and poorly-drawn turkeys:


Winter: time to wrap gifts and wrap up this silly post:



Now you know why I take pictures instead of trying to paint or draw them.


(BTW – our very nice kindergarten teacher’s name was Miss Baum. You think 5-year-olds didn’t have fun with that name?)



(I know that “artiste” is an incorrect usage, but this 5-year-old doesn’t know that and thinks it sounds cool.)




  1. Dan Kibbe March 30, 2021

    The “adorable” score is off the charts! You have had the gift of creativity since you were a wee lad.
    It is wonderful to see these; thank you for sharing them.

  2. ANNE RASO March 30, 2021

    The painting that I have dubbed “Leaves By Leafe” looks like a Warhol silk screen print of leaves that fetched two million dollars at an auction some time in the past 20 years.

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