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Children’s Drawings Recreated

Children’s Drawings Recreated

Today, I checked out this website, showcasing a project in which professional artists recreate children’s drawings. It’s inspiring because I’m certain that the dramatic and beautiful pieces created by the professionals are what the children had in mind while drawing.

The project demonstrates the power and profundity of a child’s imagination. Children are uninhibited – they are unafraid to draw outrageous or silly things that, as an adult, we would be embarrassed to share with others.

What is more, many  of the works of art depict strange creatures and distant places that the children could have no personal knowledge of. I believe that children have a capacity to conceive and imagine the unknown that, as adults, we sometimes underestimate and undervalue.

The ability to imagine the unknown and feel wonder instead of fear is something that tends to be largely lost as we grow into adults. This project is valuable because it reminds us of the importance of being open to and optimistic about the unknown.


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Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke is a writer living in California. She is interested in organic food and green living. Sarah holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Naropa University, an M.A. in Humanities from NYU, and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. She has written for a number of publications, and she studied Pastry Arts at the Institute for Culinary Education. Her interests include running, yoga, baking, and poetry. Read more on her blog.


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5:33AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Chrildren's drawings ? and when they grow up the'll say "they can't draw a straight line"
where have you heard that before ?

7:42AM PDT on May 6, 2013

A child s imagination is priceless. You just have to learn from them. My 4 year old does something new everyday. It is amazing to sit back and watch. Gotta love them.

5:40AM PDT on May 6, 2013


5:01AM PDT on May 6, 2013

That's a doorway to understand them

2:22AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing

12:55AM PDT on May 6, 2013

thanks for sharing

7:28PM PDT on May 5, 2013

Children are able to see and express that which is invisible to adults.

5:12PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

the mind of a child is beautiful. Love this

5:39PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

I would rather just look at a child's drawing that an adult scribbling on a piece of paper.

11:49PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

I have mixed feelings about this especially the statement

It’s inspiring because I’m certain that the dramatic and beautiful pieces created by the professionals are what the children had in mind while drawing.

anyone ask these children this? Childrene are uninhibated and more open to their imagination but
it seems the message is their work wasn't quite right and needed to be fixed
just my opinion

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