I was standing around in a co-worker's cubicle at my old job one day, and noticed that she had
poorly drawn pictures hanging in her cubicle. So I told her they sucked. She took offense and brought to my
attention that it was drawn by her 4-year-old nephew. It changed nothing. In fact, it only
strengthened my resolve to grade children's artwork, because I don't think kids should get a
free pass for being kids. Coddling children ruins them. Mozart wasn't coddled, and look at him:
dead and famous. Most people will only ever accomplish being dead in life. Mozart accomplished
Back in 2002, my website was getting around 2000 visitors per day, when I suddenly got a call from
the "Don & Mike" radio show out of WJFK in Virginia. They
asked me to read an original article of mine on the air, so I wrote about grading children's artwork
based on my experience with my co-worker. The article went viral shortly thereafter, my website
got millions of hits almost overnight, and the traffic has continued since. Here are the original
articles as they were published in 2002:
The articles today have been read tens of millions of times, and have been sent everywhere. There are
some lame imitators out there, but I'm the one who wrote the original. I've been telling you why your kids art sucks
for over a decade.
People have been asking me for years to write more children's artwork, and now I'm finally able to write the book I've wanted to write since I posted the original articles in 2002.
Stay tuned to this site, or join the Facebook group
for more info:
I'll continue to post updates about the book, the release date (when it becomes finalized), tour
schedule, and how to obtain review copies.
The book is officially released! Here is the buy link
and the book tour