Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Jolley Art Museum

I majored in Art History in college and had dreams of becoming a curator in a museum. But who knew my career aspirations were waiting to be fulfilled at home on my own refrigerator? Would you like to see what's on exhibition right now? These are very important pieces by newcomer, Joseph Jolley. This one is his very first time writing his name. Darren would draw each letter on a Magna Doodle and then Joseph would copy it on his paper. Notice the classic backward "S" and he also wrote "Mom."The other one is Joseph's first drawing of his family. Don't you just love his use of shape and line? :) He's really not into drawing much, so this made me really excited. I am happy to be the curator of my refrigerator and to me, these works of art are more priceless than any Picasso or Van Gogh. In the future, I hope to have a similar exhibition from this upcoming artist. (I just had to share this cute picture of Justin.)

15 comments:

adventure knitter said...

I LOVE those pictures! I wish Meg would start drawing real things...I can't wait to put things on our fridge someday too!

Breanne said...

It's so fun when they get to this stage. I remember thinking that Xander learned to write is alphabet over night. He loves to write is name, and knows his first, middle, and last!! I am a proud mom :)

kelsey said...

Cute...the art and the baby!

Emily said...

Oh my gosh that picture is cute! He's definitely got the eye lashes, and that curly hair is adorable!!! I think he's the first Jolley with curls like that!

Joseph is a brilliant artist...that's also a Jolley first.

Cute post, I loved it!hrofbsdy

Jon & Michelle said...

What cute pictures, I love them! And that picture of Justin is gorgeous, I think he looks like Jordan as a baby with those big eyes!

Ben & Diane said...

Mia is really into coloring.....but not so much into drawing. But, I am proud to say that she likes to write her name on everything. She's pretty good at it too. When she first wrote her name, I kind of felt like she was grown up or something. Like she had just aged overnight. I'm so dumb. Loved the drawings!

Jennie Minor said...

so cute! Justin looks just like you!

Jenni said...

that family portrait just about killed me hahaha so funny and sooo cute!! and holy moly, that picture of justin- he's SO SO CUTE!!!!!! my goodness i love those children!! but seriously, i love the art!!

ammonc said...

Make sure you right the date on that picture and stick it somewhere safe. I've accidentally thrown away far too many of those first pictures. And, I love the hair on that boy. I wish one of my girls would get some curls.

Tanner and Jennie Frey said...

So Cute, Jill! I love the artwork and the picture of Justin. I can't wait to start displaying some of our own unique art.

Misha said...

How fun! But--I didn't see any pictures that you and Darren drew, we must see all of the art work of 'The Jolley Art Museum'! Majoring in Art History, I bet you're pretty good! :-)

Carol and Bruce said...

Adorable! Tell him to write Grandma and Grandpa a note. I love the picture of Justin and I actually see his daddy in that picture a little for the first time. Miss you all so much!

Stephanie said...

Jill your boys are so cute. It was good to hear from you. I am glad you guys are doing well in Seattle. We might be up there sometime this summer so i'll have to call you. Take care.

Anonymous said...

JIll--

Wait until they start fighting over fridge space...

Melanie

Shannon said...

I love your family blog and you are officially added to one of our favorite links.

The pictures are too cute and your blog gave me ideas for updating our blog :) Thanks!