15 June 2008

The Original Menagerie

This is my dad and I, circa 1979. Happy Father's Day, Dad!

My Dad has always been wonderfully supportive of my creative life. Here's a little project we worked on together when I was about three or four. It's entitled "The Dog, Cat, Cow, Horse, and Bird Book." I cut out the pictures and told him the story; he wrote it down. I had to laugh when I opened it back up today, because I can see some parallels to my Gocco work!

Some sample pages:
I think we must have seen a dead bird the day we wrote this, because it seems to be a sad running theme?
I'm so lucky to have a father who enjoyed creating together from an early age. Thanks, Dad. I love you.


mary jane said...

this is SO sweet! what a great tribute to your dad!

Hey Harriet said...

What a beautiful post. Your dad sure sounds like a great guy :)

Nicole R.J. said...

That is so cute! And I have to say, there was something about 1979, but my dad had that exact same look - mustache and all! *lol*

Angie said...

Awww...loved looking at your book. My husband has a lot of stuff from his childhood and it's great to look back at it. Some of the stuff he said is too funny.

Cicada Studio said...

This is so completely sweet! What a precious thing to have held on to!

Julia said...

that is really adorable! i love that book. (and i love how you really can see some influences of your gocco work there!).

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