Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share - Review and Giveaway

I received product for review from The Quarto Group.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Overview:

This full-color art journal for moms and kids to color and draw together in is designed to be a sharing experience. Mom and child can write each other letters, draw what scares them, imagine what they want to be when they are grown up, color a scene using only one favorite color, whatever their imaginations lead them to!

Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share is filled with fun hand-lettering and artwork from Bethany Robertson along with creative prompts from licensed art therapist Lacy Mucklow.

Mucklow offers up the best ways to communicate with a child through creating together; how to start an open conversation with your child; questions you can ask that will help generate thoughtful responses; and how to tailor the quality time so it's still fun and engaging for your child.

This art journal has 50 full-color spreads to color, fill in, draw, and more. Each spread has a creative prompt or another exercise for mom and child to fill out together.


My Review:

As many of you know, I lost my mother a little over a year ago.  Luckily, I've kept many of her handwritten cards and notes.  They are cherished memories of our time spent together from childhood to adulthood.  We're not really in a day and age of writing down our thoughts and ideas anymore.  Written diaries, journals, and similar mementos give way to other forms of electronic media.  

Although I'm okay with today's fast-paced world, I still want to have real and authentic moments with my kids.  They've grown up so fast and I want to look back and remember the memories.  I feel that the Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share has given me the opportunity to strengthen the bond with my 23 year-old daughter.  Me and Shelby are close but working on this book together has given us a deeper way to communicate our fears, feelings, ideas, and thoughts.  

Shelby and I have been spending time together going through the pages and following the prompts.  There are different tasks and themes within the book.  One task asks you to draw a picture of yourself using a value that's important to you.  Another may ask you to draw a memory about a day in your life that you experienced something you will never forget.  Or, it may prompt you to draw what the album cover of your life would look like if you recorded it right now.  The left side of the page is for the mom to fill out, and the right side is for their child to complete.  This journal is a good way to have authentic communication with your child, whether they are younger or an adult.

Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share is divided into different themes.  There's sections on Hopes & Dreams, Friends & Family, Feelings, Accomplishments, and more.  You don't have to be a good writer or illustrator to use this art journal.  It's intended to bring out real and honest feelings.  Like I said earlier, I'm very close with Shelby.  But, I've learned a lot of things about her (and vice versa) by going through this art journal with her.


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33 comments:

Peggy said...

The girls love to learn new things so we are always trying new things that I did as a child but they just don't do today. Like sewing, embroidery, and cooking from scratch.

Nancy said...

We like playing together with toys.

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Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love hiking and swimming with my child.

latanya t said...

we enjoy baking

Marty C. said...

It sounds sappy, but I enjoy doing almost every activity I do with my daughter -- swimming, cooking, fixing things around the house, story time...

SueZH said...

I like to garden with my grandson. I plant and he looks for worms to take for a ride in his dump truck!

Janice Crespo said...

My grandson and I love to color together and play with cars and trains. I used to love coloring with my girls. My daughter loves building things with my grandson.

Cynthia.Richardson said...

My preschooler grandson and I enjoy going for "adventure walks"

Misty said...

We enjoy sewing together.

Connie said...

My three year old granddaughter enjoys our walks and she loves to help me in the yard and garden We read and color and try to draw. She is actually very good but me, not so much!
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April V said...

We love to read books & color together!

Edye Nicole said...

Drawing and dancing!

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AmberFaith said...

I love doing arts and crafts with my daughter.

Sue Hull said...

When my daughter was little we used to do crafts all the time.Im sure we can do crafts with chloe as she gets older. So far she's mastered decorating sugar cookies. Lol! Thank you 😀

Audra said...

I love going to the zoo with my daughter

aperry said...

We enjoy playing cards and board games.

wen budro said...

My kids love collecting things around the house and selling them at their store. I'm buying back my own stuff but they're so darn cute running their little stotr.

Leela said...

Cooking and baking.

Renee said...

I love baking and reading and softball with my kids.

Marilyn said...

I enjoy coloring with my granddaughter. Lets us talk and enjoy quite and relaxing time together.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I really enjoying cooking with my three children! I also love having story time before bed. :)

candy said...

We love to bake together. They are very creative cake decoratos.

Homeschooling On A Budget said...

We enjoy baking .

Jana Leah B said...

We enjoy reading & coloring.

Eve+Ash said...

Believe it or not, I love traveling with my kids! Road trips or airplanes- it's all fun!

carrie said...

My daughter and I love doing so much together, but most days we always either get some drawing or reading in together.

Meghan B said...

We love to read and paint!

courtney erickson said...

We love baking together and making funky playdough creations.We also love playing with sticker books. Courtafi2138 at gmail dot com.

LeAnn Harbert said...

My granddaughters like going for walks and looking for animal tracks

Kayla Klontz said...

I spend pretty much my entire days with my children, we love to color, do arts and crafts, go hiking, swimming, to the parks, we love to try and stay as active as possible.

Shakeia Rieux said...

I don't have any kids

Kim N said...

We like painting rocks with fun pics and motivational words.

Katrina Angele said...

We love doing art projects together. Whatever it may be but painting is our fav.