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I've always found art critiques to be ridiculous -- art being such a personal endeavor -- but for some reason, applying them to children's art just seemed to make sense; it was giving the artist more credit than intended, making huge, social commentaries on tiny bits of glitter and macaroni.
12/28/2011 12:23pm ET | Updated February 26, 2012
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My kids generate about 212 original pieces of art a day. And like most parents, I have a hard time just tossing their little bits of genius into the trash. So a few years back, I decided to take some of my favorites and "review" them as if they were the latest gallery showing in SoHo. I've always found art critiques to be ridiculous -- art being such a personal endeavor -- but for some reason, applying them to children's art just seemed to make sense; it was giving the artist more credit than intended, making huge, social commentaries on tiny bits of glitter and macaroni. And my kids thought it was silly, which is always nice. The blog What My Kids' Art Says started to get a little attention and I began accepting submissions. My favorites from the blog and a ton of new material are showcased in the book, "Is That a Picasso on Your Fridge?". So if you have trouble throwing out your kid's art, just send it to me. I'll put it to good use.