At the same time, guilt creeps up on me every time I take a freshly painted puppy page to the trashcan. So I wait a while. I let things hang around for a few days. There's a definite life cycle.
I've noticed that this is what happens at our house:
Project is displayed prominently upon completion. Out there in the open. We are proud.
Stage 2: "I'll just put it here to dry..."
Right. Just to dry. Not...planning...anything.
Stage 3: Impending Doom
Let's be honest about what we're working towards here. The art project starts sweating nervously. Asks for a bandana and a cigarette.
Stage 4: Final Destination
Mission accomplished. Off to snuggle my little artists while their work sleeps with the fishes.
What do you do with little Picasso's paintings?
Little Monet's masterpieces?
(With that we have reached the limits of my knowledge of famous artists
and I bid you good day.)