There’ll always be darkness in life.
Always believe, trust in each other … And have patience.
Love will persevere and find a way.
Sometimes Jade likes to make different brush marks all over the page.
I love this approach — especially when she uses different colours.
It’s always interesting to photograph different sections. Below are some examples:
A fun day creating with Jade.
We cut some great old printed material and added doodle lines.
I’m always a sucker for stamps and cancellation artwork.
The past while, I’ve been going through Jade’s old drawings.
This was her first image with trees.
It was a favourite during the summer.
Some cows will never change …
Another fun drawing with Jade.
My wife has given Jade so many forms of wings … literally and figuratively.
Hurtling through space at the speed of light …
Hey Diddle Diddle !
… the little Jade laughed to hear such sport …
Jade and I really love listening to nursery rhymes together.
This nonsensical ditty might be our favourite.
I grew up on the Canadian prairies and we played in the snow all day.
But, I especially loved walking outside when the sun was going down.
Sometimes, the snow-drifts would catch some amazing colours .
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.