One parent behaviour

one parent

And a shout out to all the single parents out there – we all know this ain’t an easy gig.

Fit stress

fitness-stress

It’s ironic how stressed and run down we get rushing around to support our kids health and fitness…

Small gestures

small gesture

I found this in my sketchbook yesterday half finished. After re-reading it and checking it against the sketches before and after I figure I wrote this at the end of November. Life obviously got so busy I forgot to post it. The message is still relevant though, even if things are quite as manic at the moment. All I have to do is wait a few days and there’s a good chance I’ll be right back there…

 

Just so-so…

so so

Heroic Girls – Part 2

heroic Last week I posted a sketch that was inspired by John Marcotte’s website, Heroic Girls. John has kindly give “The Art of Dad” a shout out on his site and I invite you to have a look at the great work he’s doing if you haven’t seen it already! Thanks John, keep it up!

Getting old…

Image

getting old

The pains of puberty and school forms

This form came home from school and, being an art kind of guy, I was immediately hit by the accompanying illustration. Stock art. Generic. Meaningless. Creepy.

puberty

If I was a kid, not only would the content of the form freak me out, so would the picture. Why a family? Why are they all swimming? Why are they all smiling except the little girl? Nope, no good. So, I came up with three better ideas that I’d love to see accompany a future form. Check them out:

pubertyC

pubertyB

pubertyA