Category Archives: Swirls

Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Early morning … getting my wheels turning …

Two Pen Doodler

Two Pen Doodler

An image created from last week’s Vancouver Draw Down online daily challenge:

Tape two different crayons or markers together and cover a page with doodles using this tool.

Jellyfish Playground

Jellyfish Playground

Last week, there was a city wide celebration called Vancouver Draw Down. Leading up to the event, were daily online challenges. The above image was my response to the Day 3 Challenge.

The Challenge:
Find a pattern in nature and fill a page by repeating it over and over, using at least eight different colours.

Frozen Perspectives with Anna & Elsa

Anna and Elsa Drawing

Jade Drawing

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”Albert Einstein

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Once Upon A Time …
Jade, like almost all girls her age, is a huge Frozen fan. She is constantly singing and drawing scenes from her favourite movie.

In A Faraway Dark Forest …
When we went to the cinema together, I noticed the movie was based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. I was intrigued and took out an anthology of his writing from the library. With past Disney films, it is quite interesting to note the major changes the studio has made from his original stories (another example The Little Mermaid).

The Villain Appeared … Then Disappeared …
Earlier this week, Wired Magazine had a post about “re-telling” fairytales. It was a thought provoking article and I really appreciated their inclusion and notes regarding Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked.

If you haven’t read the article, I highly recommend it:
Maleficent and the Big Problem With Disney’s Fairy Tale Reboots | WIRED

Happily Ever After?
Even though fairy tales are mainly illustrated in simplistic terms (Good vs Evil), I find they provide a colourful spectrum of timeless dialogue between Jade and myself. These interpretive stories are fascinating catalysts to explore subtle differences between ourselves, other people and some of the various perspectives within our world.

Happy Happy Birthday Chalk Art

Birthday Chalk Art

My daughter is super, super excited about her upcoming birthday this month.

She will be FIVE and starts kindergarten in September. It is a very exciting time !!!

Birthday Chalk Art

Cute Little Wooden Clothes-Peg Dolls

Wooden Clothes Peg Dolls

My wife’s been getting creative again. Jade loves these little girls.

Rocking Snails

Rocking Snails

Early this morning, I saw an amazing snail during my walk.

When I arrived home, I told Jade all about it.

Instantly, she wanted to draw the snail with a bunch of friends.

Sun and Flower Circle Pattern

Sun and Flower Circle Pattern

Initially, Jade wanted to draw herself juggling … but she changed her mind while drawing.

Mutating Leopard Spots

Mutating Leopard Spots

Maybe a leopard can change their spots ???

Another creation during “Art Time” with my nieces and nephews at Grandma’s.

Our Magical Wedding

Wedding Drawing

While at Grandma’s place, Jade and I looked at old photo albums.

Jade especially loved our wedding album.

After we paged through it, Jade immediately started drawing.

It was so cool seeing her so excited about this magical day.

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Tomorrow is our family’s 13th wedding anniversary.

I’m so grateful for our lifetime of love together.

Here’s a photograph of our first dance as husband and wife.

Wedding Photo

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