Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Lady Bug Express … Special Delivery !!!

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Jade received a beautiful letter last week from a guest drawer  !!!

Ziggy Short Crust is on a quest to revive the lost art of letter writing.

This is her  post about Jade’s letter.

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The drawings, writing and details are so beautiful!

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During Christmas, we set up a pretend mail box.

Jade couldn’t believe it … A real letter for her !!!

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After the letter, Jade demanded some lady bug puddle jumping!

Thank you so much Ziggy for brightening our rainy day!

SplashyLadyBug

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Space Junk

Space Junk

Hurtling through space at the speed of light …

And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon

The Cow Jumped Over The Moon

Hey Diddle Diddle !

… the little Jade laughed to hear such sport …

Jade and I really love listening to nursery rhymes together.

This nonsensical ditty might be our favourite.

Remembering Those Snowy Sunsets

Snowy Sunsets

I grew up on the Canadian prairies and we played in the snow all day.

But, I especially loved walking outside when the sun was going down.

Sometimes, the snow-drifts would catch some amazing colours .

Doodles Inspired By The Movie “Dumbo”

Elephant Doodle
Over a year ago, I saw a documentary on John Lasseter.

He’s the creative genius behind Pixar.

There was a great part where he talked about Dumbo … his favourite movie.

He loved the cartoonish feel of the old film.

And back then, Disney wasn’t scared of heavy emotion.

Walt Disney used to say, “There should be a laugh for every tear.”

Around a year ago, we rented the movie and Jade absolutely loved it.

She was 2 and a half and loved the all characters.

For the next week, I drew Dumbo inspired imagery for Jade (shown below).

Dumbo Doodle

Circus Lion

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Jade was even motivated to try … below is her drawing of Dumbo.

Jade Draws Dumbo

Sleeping Lines Doodling To Dreamland

Dreamy Doodle

 

This is an old image Jade and I created together.

Sometimes, we like to make random marks and see what happens.

The lines are drifting off to sleep … going  to dreamland.

NHL Is Back … “Bear-Mauled” with Mixed Feelings

NHL Hockey Is Back ...

I love hockey.

I grew up playing the sport.

I still play every week. I used to play 3 to 5 times a week.

I play because I love the game.

Frankly, I’m kind of sick of the NHL.

I’m tired of the owners and their lockouts.

I’m not really keen on most of the NHL star players either.

Personally, I think most of them are “out-of-touch” and overpaid.

After the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot though, I’m even fed up with certain “fans” too.

I’ll spend my money on my equipment, expensive sticks and ice time.

But, I’m not going to watch many NHL games at the arena or on TV …

Well … maybe not until the playoffs.

Creating Nonsense Stories

Nonsense Stories

“What should we draw today?”

Often, Jade and I brainstorm funny or weird scenarios before we doodle.

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“Wouldn’t it be funny if …”

We created mom as a “cat-bicycle” chasing a mouse.

The mouse really wants some cheese.

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“Make the drawings come to life.”

After we doodle, sometimes Jade likes to act them out.

She’s loves adding drama to life (haha).

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“You be Momma and I’ll be the mouse … the stuffy will be the cheese.”

Thank you Jade for your wonderful smiles and imagination.

We make beautiful nonsense together ;P

Singing Happy Songs

Singing Happy Songs

A fun, happy drawing from my 3 year old daughter Jade.

We sing, play, and dance whenever we can.

Her happiness is truly contagious!

I just love her!

The Mesmerizing Northern Lights

Northern Lights

A hint of Arctic air.

It was chilly in Vancouver today.

I was telling Jade about the beauty of the Northern Lights.

I grew up in the Canadian prairies and we’d see them often.

The Northern Lights dance, glow and shimmer across the dark sky.

The Canadian winter brings many moments of creative beauty.

Yesterday, during a family walk, I photographed some ice.

Always appreciate the simple beauty around you.

Ice Shapes