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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During Christmas, we set up a pretend mail box.
Jade couldn’t believe it … A real letter for her !!!
After the letter, Jade demanded some lady bug puddle jumping!
Thank you so much Ziggy for brightening our rainy day!
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).
Jade was even motivated to try … below is her drawing of Dumbo.
Little known fact …
These are the famous Toilet Roll Galapagos Birds (image above).
Darwin originally linked the evolution of birds with common toilet rolls.
My wife presented and unearthed this startling, new discovery today!
Remember, DON’T throw away your old toilet paper rolls.
Give them the love, care and creativity to evolve into a beautiful bird.
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!
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