Love My Dad...

8.11.2007


and the art that he creates. Love that I grew up around such a creative soul. Love that I saw his determination, hard work, and dedication to his craft first hand. Love that he let me "play" around him while he was working in the studio. Love that on any given day there may have been classical, rock and roll, alternative or some other eclectic mix of music blaring from the stereo speakers while he was painting. Love that my Dad drove an old bread truck (used for transporting his larger works) and that I got to go with him on location while growing up for many of his installations. Love that he never told me what he was painting, but asked me what it was that I saw. Love my Dad so very much. You can check out more of his work here.

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Pattie Mosca said...

LOVE this post...Love your Dad's art and his spirit...Love the testament you have given him...You come from great DNA!

Milk Can Momma said...

This is soooooooo fabulous! Talent runs in the family, I see!

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Julia said...

That's a great dad and he makes beautiful art! You're a lucky girl with that DNA !!

Deb G said...

How lucky to have a dad like that! And how lovely for him to have a daughter who writes about him that way! A great take on the prompt.

Red Sonja said...

This is a lovely tribute to your dad and his beautiful work - thank you for sharing :D

Red Sonja said...

P.S. I love your mini art journal gallery - would love to know more about it :)

Royce Addington: said...

WOW! Such a powerful piece! It's as though his work speaks its own language...and the incredible colours! I hope you show this beautiful tribute to your DAD...it's very moving!

Cheryl Finley: said...

Oh I am so touched by this. I can't think of a more wonderful appreciation than when a child honors their parent(s). It warms my heart to hear your appreciation for those moments...you'll have them forever...isn't that wonderful?! Thank you for sharing your art...and your heart.

Valaine said...

What a great idea, this is so special :) His art is amazing!

Cheryl said...

Love your post! Your dad's art is beautiful - so full of energy!

Bee said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your father. What a blessing to have those wonderful memories from your childhood.

platinum blonde said...

great piece

lee said...

now this is great dna, you should be proud....

Landi said...

Love this piece. It must have been great having such creativity around you growing up.

just me said...

Wow you do have some great artistic dna! Good stuff. Thanks for sharing his art with us and your thoughts.

Laura Scarlett said...

Really touching and personal response. Love you Dad's vibrant art too. Your response made me think back on the way my dad has shaped me and the relationship we had when I was growing up. Its not easy being a parent but it really makes me appreciate what a great person he is with a good nature. So thank you!

navylane said...

Oh, what a precious post. Your father sounds like a wonderful man. You were lucky to have grown up in such a creative environment! Great DNA indeed ;)