These boys soil their shirts at school lunch so they can save mom’s amazing daily napkin art
Sculptor Nina Levy began sketching drawings with a black Sharpie on her son Archer’s nursery school lunch napkins in September 2006. It didn’t take long before she ventured beyond just a black Sharpie…
Around 11 PM at Our House
Eight years later, the sculptor from Brooklyn is still drawing on napkins for her sons Archer, now 11, and 7-year-old Ansel. Incredibly, she’s maintained this work of love every single day over the entire eight years.
Nina spends 1-2 hours each night on her drawings, taking inspiration from what her boys tell her they’d like to see when they go to bed. She eventually started a blog and Facebook page where she’s shared over 900 napkins online, but the hard copies are the property of her sons, who frequently save them. The young boys admit to using paper towels at school or just wiping their hands on their shirts to preserve their mom’s amazing work on the napkins.
Each napkin comes with a fun and inspiring message from Nina to her sons along with the drawings that range from soft and delicate to stronger themes that led one teacher to ask the artist to tone down her napkins.
We’ve included a few of Nina’s amazing works here, but be sure to check out her blog for more napkin drawings every day…
Fox with a Fish
Kitty Water Gun Sniper
Superman and Batman Observe Gay Pride Month
Fluffy Longboards an Icelandic Highway
Happy Thanksgivukkah from the Menorah Turkey
Hiccup’s Father, Stoick’s Dragon, “Skullcrusher”
The Spring Cherry Blossom Themed Dragon
Octobear and Sharktopus
Winner of the TUACA Napkin Art Competition (not for the kids)
Loris with a Strawberry
Archer and a Character
Kitty with a Flamethrower
Cherry Blossoms with Cat and Bird
The Artist, Nina Levy
The Kids, Archer and Ansel
(via Bored Panda)