Steppy has been a huge influence on Jade.
While at Grandma’s, Jade’s cousin Claire drew this beautiful picture of Steppy (above).
For some reason, Claire also fell in love with Steppy and now owns the same stuffy.
And of course, she’s also named her hamster “Steppy”.
Why is Steppy so fashionable ???
Maybe it’s Steppy’s small size ?? … the small hearts ?? … that soft pink colour ??
Maybe it’s because Steppy will always cheer you up and make you smile :-)
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“Steppy” Steps Into The Spotlight
Claire and Jade with Matching Dresses
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.
Our family almost always paints or draws at our kitchen table.
We’ve thought long and hard about how to best integrate our family’s art space and material.
Firstly, we wanted to incorporate Jade’s art into the work space.
We also wanted our art resources / materials to be easily accessible.
For a final touch, we envisioned Jade’s paintings in our living room.
Last month, we went to Ikea and purchased some Expedit bookshelves.
For us, it’s a perfect space solution.
Today, I put up Jade’s art in our living / working area (pics below).