photograph your kid’s artwork in 5 easy steps

trovvit tricks 1.0

Celebrate your creative kids and declutter at the same time? No way!

Way.

Step One: (Minutes)

Unpack the artwork. Admire it.  Ask them: What do you like about this one? What was fun/difficult? What was the assignment?  (If you’re feeling super organize-y make some notes about what they say).  Ask whether there is anything they don’t want recorded.  (Put these aside to be discarded.)

Step Two: (Seconds)

Tape picture to the wall. Take a roll of blue painter’s masking tape (this will not mess up your walls or the art) and make 4 tape loops.  (http://www.amazon.com/3M-Painters-Multi-Use-70-Inch-60-Yard/dp/B00004Z4BB).  

(A white wall with some natural light is the best). Tape it up!  Make it as level as possible. (Don’t sweat this too much, ‘cause you can fix it later in your phone).

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 Step Three: (Minutes)

Take pictures of the art. (Dog not required.)  Using your phone, take 3-4 pictures of each of the pieces.  Leave some white wall around the image.  It will look a little messy.  (Don’t worry - we’re going to fix this too.) 

Take it down, remove the loops, transfer the loops to the next picture.  Repeat the above until you have photographed ALL THE ART.  Don’t quit halfway - you’ll still be stuck with a guilt inducing pile.  Push through!  Once you get the hang of it, it should take no more than 15 minutes.

 Step Four: (Whenever) 

Edit the pictures. This is super easy.  Use the edit screen in your camera  or download Snapseed from the App Store.  Crop the picture so there is no more white wall. Play around with the brightness, contrast, color and shadows, until it looks super sharp.  

 Step Five: (Minutes) 

Create a Record in trovvit. Download the trovvit app from the App Store (it’s free!). Set up an account in your kid’s name.  Follow the instructions to create a Record, and save it to your kid's trove under Art.

 You're DONE! A whole year's worth of art, recorded! 

trovvit also allows you to share the artwork PRIVATELY with family members. They’ll see the art in a fun feed and will get email notifications when you post something new!  You can also just share the record as a one-off via email or Facebook.

Tell your friends and family about trovvit and please give us a super review in the App Store. (We all like stars on our work!)

trovvit is not just for artwork - stay tuned for more trovvit tricks on how to record kids’ games, performances, projects (model boat building, vegetable garden), travels and milestones.  

Why?  For a clean desk (or attic/garage/underthebedinthecoatcloset), for nostalgia AND for the ever important college application portfolio . . .

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