Tag Archives: Drawing

Last Drawings Before Bed

Drawing Before Bed / 1

Jade draws everyday … from morning till night. Often, she wants to doodle before going upstairs for story time. I asked her about this particular image. She simply stated, “It is a big loving family.”

Drawing Before Bed / 2

A Drawing Of Jade Drawing A Drawing

Pastel Drawing

Pastel Drawing

Both of us exploring pastel chalk drawings at StrongStart.

Seasons Of The Year

Seasons

With the arrival of summer recently, my wife created this wonderful drawing for Jade.

Visiting Unikitty at Cloud Cuckoo Land

Unikitty

Jade’s been talking about The Lego Movie for months now … Jade’s gone Lego Movie crazy !!!

Jade still isn’t very comfortable using scissors so we brainstormed a project. She really wanted to create something with the Unikitty character (I had nooo idea what she was talking about). After some internet research, we recreated Unikitty’s home in Cloud Cuckoo Land.

Finally, last week we purchased The Lego Movie DVD … and now I finally “get it” !!!

Awesome !!!

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.

Breakfast Consciousness

BreakfastTime

Oh, the places we’ll go …

Vancouver has a fun celebration about the joy of drawing called Vancouver Draw Down. Everyday there are online challenges and prompts. This was my image from the Day 1 Challenge.

Daddy Skating For The Stanley Cup

Daddy Playing Hockey

He Shoots, He Scores !!!
Jade drew my portrait at the start of the hockey season. She asked about this drawing again during the Stanley Cup Finals. It is now proudly hanging in my den.

The Thrill Of The Stanley Cup
Jade’s early childhood education teacher won hockey tickets, hotel accommodations and a flight to the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals in Los Angeles. I said Jade and I will be looking for her on the TV during the game. For the first time ever, Jade was actually excited about watching hockey with me. (Yes!!!)

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

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