Tag Archives: Painting

A New Year … A New Start

Peaceful New Year

Last year’s resolution:  Draw & document images for my daughter Jade.

I’m really proud I accomplished last year’s vision.

I wasn’t sure if my project would ever get off the ground.

I had a backlog of images & it took a long to time to photograph everything.

I’m glad WordPress has the technology and helped me reach my goal.

It’s been such a joy creating this project and I hope to continue for some time.

Thanks to my wife, all my friends, and my extended family for their love & support.

Happy New Year to everyone.

May you all have peace, love and prosperity in 2013.

Wiggling Ice Skaters

Wiggling Ice Skaters

Jade painted this at StrongStart before the holidays.

I’m the red skater and Jade is in gold.

I think we’re with the Canadian Olympic team (haha).

Jade really enjoyed skating with me earlier this month.

We’ll have to go again soon.

Ice Skating

Pre-School Paint Presentation

Jade Painting

Jade gives me a personal presentation of her latest painting.

It’s fun listening … But even better watching her paint.

Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

Jade and I collaborated to paint a wizard at StrongStart.

My daughter dabbled the yellow stars.

The school has a fun dress up area with a great wizard hat.

“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!

 

Our Paper Bag Pumpkin

Paper Bag Pumpkin

Taking halloween crafts home from StrongStart.

Gratitude

In Canada, today is Thanksgiving. I’m eternally grateful for the moments of love with my family.

I’m also very thankful for Art’s ability for us to grow and connect.

Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Jade Is My Sunshine

Jade was happy to see her painting on the wall in her StrongStart classroom. StrongStart is a FREE early ed program in BC, Canada.

Froggie Went A Courtin

Jade loves this song! Lately, I’ve been singing it lots.

Beach Day

Bright, playful splashes of colour. A painting detail from Jade.