The Excitement of Christmas Morning
Jade was feeling so happy Christmas morning!!!
Our festive home was decorated with our drawings and paintings.
Unfortunately, I was feeling the chills from on oncoming flu (blah).
But most importantly, Jade opened her presents !!!
Thank you Jade for making our Christmas so special.
Mom and Dad :)
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?
“Steppy” Steps Into The Spotlight!
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).
Cuteness Overload ~
Wherever Jade goes, her friend Steppy is always there. They’re great buddies.
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).
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.”
Still Rolling ~
Jade painted the pink base layers (above) and my wife fine-tuned the details.
The Glamour ~
Steppy is very comfortable in glitter. At our home, Steppy is truly a star.
No Small Step ~
Steppy is always sporty and active. Recently she learned to ride a bike.
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 Does It All ~
Steppy is extremely talented and can even stand on her head!!!
Steppy and Jade … Best Friends Forever!!!
Always Dazzling ~
A rare interview where Steppy dazzles the camera!
As you can see, Steppy is the real deal!
Making Kooky Faces
A face a father could only love (haha). A funny face for Jade.
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
Happy Birthday Mom !!!
Jade & I created this on the Doodlecast For Kids app on the iPad.
Jade’s Monster For Dada !!!
Jade is 3. She drew this for me before I got home. She’s so awesome !!!
… Get Away, Get Away !!! (created on Doodlecast for Kids App)
Kitty vs Snake
Jade and I created this on the iPad with the Doodlecast for Kids app. Please excuse the “poo” talk … It’s an old video from the potty training era.
Jade’s Fishy Story
Making stories on the iPad with the app Doodlecast For Kids. Nom, Nom, Nom … Burp!