Category Archives: Collage

Sending My Love via Air Mail

Sending My Love via Air Mail

A fun day creating with Jade.

We cut some great old printed material and added doodle lines.

I’m always a sucker for stamps and cancellation artwork.

Space Junk

Space Junk

Hurtling through space at the speed of light …

Waiting For Her

Waiting For Her

It’s always exciting when my wife and daughter come home!

Animated Gif

Animated Gif

Click the “gif” artwork …

The image is a visual response to an engaging post:

The Animated GIF: The Antithesis of Mindfulness

Personally, I love rich visual imagery … It’s the way I think and communicate.

For me, the best Art has ambiguity. I like having the time and silence to appreciate and question.

But now, EVERYDAY feels like an animated gif. The average person is exposed to 3,500 advertising messages a day. We devour images, resources and ideas.

And along the way, maybe we’re debasing and dehumanizing ourselves?

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Down The Rabbit Hole

Down The Rabbit Hole“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

My wife and Jade collaborated on this collage.

The girls are BIG Alice in Wonderland fans.

“Steppy” Steps Into The Spotlight!

Steppy 1

Love, Love Love ~
Steppy is a little hamster and she’s my daughter’s new favourite toy.
I’m always hearing “Draw Steppy.” Jade likes to add new features (mittens, shoes, etc).

 

Steppy and Jade

Cuteness Overload ~
Wherever Jade goes, her friend Steppy is always there. They’re great buddies.

 

Steppy Is In Love

You Can’t Hide It ~
I played Ricky Lee Jones’ song “Chuck E’s In Love” and we switched the lyrics to “Steppy’s In Love.” Jade thought it was hilarious.

In the drawing (above), Joey the hamster is chasing Steppy.
(Joey likes when Steppy plays hard to get).

 

Toilet Roll Steppy

That’s The Way She Rolls ~
Steppy is always creative, street savvy and super sassy.
My wife and Jade created the look for “Toilet Roll Steppy.”

 

Painting Toilet Paper Steppy

Still Rolling ~
Jade painted the pink base layers (above) and my wife fine-tuned the details.

 

Glitter Steppy

The Glamour ~
Steppy is very comfortable in glitter. At our home, Steppy is truly a star.

 

Steppy Rides A Bike

No Small Step ~
Steppy is always sporty and active. Recently she learned to ride a bike.

 

Big Block Singsong Steppy

A Happy Steppy ~
We also created a “Big Block Singsong Steppy” and we substituted the lyrics “Happy” to “Steppy.” It’s now Steppy’s unofficial theme song.

Click to see the song and video: (CBC Player/Flash)
Big Block Singsong

 

Steppy Stands On Her Head

Steppy Does It All ~
Steppy is extremely talented and can even stand on her head!!!

 

Jade & Steppy

Inseparable ~
Steppy and Jade … Best Friends Forever!!!

 

Always Dazzling ~
A rare interview where Steppy dazzles the camera!

 

Steppy The Great !!!

As you can see, Steppy is the real deal!

 

Making Kooky Faces

Cheerio Face

A face a father could only love (haha). A funny face for Jade.

Cheerio Face 2

Whoops!!! … Jade replied by assembling her own creation. So much fun!!

We were inspired by the new Big Block Singsong cartoons on CBC Kids. Awesome Stuff !!!

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Click below for more videos: (CBC Player/Flash)
Big Block Singsong

Jade’s Destination

Jades Destination

Documenting a beautiful time creating art together.

Scattered Light

A coloured masking tape activity with Jade at StrongStart.

At The Reggio Emilia Exhibit

An amazing, informative, in-depth exhibition about igniting children’s growth.

This was the only place we could take photos (Jade playing).

Exhibit Website:

The Wonder Of Learning