Tag Archives: Childhood

Jade’s Little Hamsters

Jades Happy Hamsters

Jade loves it when I line up her stuffy hamsters. She loves it even more when I draw them.

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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.

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.

My Happy Little Painter

StrongStart Painting

Jade loves painting at StrongStart. These are her “happy totem poles”.

Mother’s Day Butterfly

Mother’s Day Butterfly

Jade (4 yrs old) created this beautiful handprint for Mother’s Day.

… and Mommy LOVED it !!!

Sandy City Day Dreams

SandCastle

Finally some nice weather.

So, we gathered our gear and went to the playground.

Our imagination went wild as we created a new city and world.

I mentioned I might’ve seen Luke Skywalker … Poor Jade didn’t get the reference.

Mmmm, perhaps it’s time to introduce Star Wars / 1970’s style.

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

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!

Mr. Cloudy and Vancouver

Mr. Cloudy

It’s’s been very wet and rainy here in Vancouver lately.

Looks like Mr. Cloudy has lots of his friends in our sky.

Hopefully, little Little Miss Sunshine will be back soon.

Everyone’s a little cheerier when she’s around.