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Grab-a-Dad – Stage 1

The people who contributed genetic material to create us mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Maybe the person you call “Dad” contributed some chromosones to make you, maybe they didn’t, maybe you have no idea who that person is, maybe the person you think of as your “Dad” is your mom, maybe your dad was terrible, maybe your friend had the dad you wish you had, maybe your dad is dead. Family units are complex and flexible structures that guide us into adulthood one way or another. Through a strong presence or a strong absence, a father can be many different things to a child and I want to talk about those things.

With the 31st anniversary fo the death of my father fast approaching, and shortly after that my birthday which will make me as old as my father when he died, I have decided to embark on a series of projects that will explore the relationships we have with the concept of “Father Figures” and discuss the idea of an absense of something or someone being as tangible as a presence.

The first stage of this project involves YOU!

You see, I am collecting Dads! What is/was your dad like? If you would like to help me with this project, print out the Dad Template Front below and draw your dad, or what you think a dad should look like, or a dad you know. Then print out the Dad Template Back and answer some questions about the dad you drew! If you can’t print them out don’t worry! Simply draw a dad on a standard letter sized piece of paper and answer the questions on the back. I am not picky. Dads come in all shapes and sizes!

Here are the templates here (Yes, I drew them in MS Paint while at work):

 

DadTemplateFrontDadTemplateBack

 

Next, send me the pages! You can either scan them and email them to me at emily.comeau@gmail.com or send them by post to:

Au Deuxième c/o Emily Comeau

3655 bvld. St Laurent, apt 206

Montreal, Qc

H2X 2V6

What you will get in return for helping me out is a credit on the project as a creative collaborator (you don’t have to use your real name if you don’t want to) and a super special Book of the Dads which includes all the dad drawings collected for this project.

Thanks a bunch! I look forward to meeting your “dad”.

 

Instructions:

1) Draw a dad on an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper (or on the prited template) and mail it to me!

2) Include your name, age and answer the following questions about the dad you drew:

 

This dad…….

Likes _________

Dislikes _________

Likes to eat ______________

Favourite colour is _________

By:_______ Age:________

 

*FYI I will be reprinting the drawings in black and white. You can use any colour you want on your drawing but keep in mind that the paler colours might not show up as well when I reprint them.

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Tutorial Tuesday: Plush Pumpkin

I missed my chance to post this project for Canadian Thanksgiving but thankfully I get a second chance! American Thanksgiving is this week! Happy Thanksgiving Americans!!!!!

Besides pumpkins are always super cool, right? This little guy makes an adorable decoration or hostess gift.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial for cute Plush Pumpkins (Plumkins?!) and have a happy holiday full of food and laughter!

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You can also stuff it inside out for a different, but still adorable, affect.
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Halloween tutorial – Pom Pom Spider

This is a super easy craft that anyone can do. These can be used as decorations, on key chains or zipper pulls or added to hair or clothing for some extra Halloween spirit. Once you make one you will find that you won’t want to stop.

The project is simple, even if my instructions are not as I am still very new to this tutorial business. All you have to do is make a Pom Pom, like you normally would, and throw in some pipe clearers before you tie it around the middle then add some eyes for a finishing touch.

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Halloween tutorial – Glamorous Gourds

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

Oh geeze, Halloween is great isn’t it? It’s, like, the #1 craft holiday! EVERYONE, no matter how foreign glue and cardboard are to them for the rest of the year, has at some point in their life attempted to make a disguise or decoration in anticipation of October 31.

So to honour this magical season full of glitter and guts I have decided to post some quick and easy project tutorials to help you get into the spirit.

Happy haunting!

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Little ideas are growing quickly….

Dear loyal fans and followers, I have news!

This AWESOME organization has just awarded me $1000 for being AWESOME! How AWESOME is that?! Well, the money is also maybe, probably, likely because of my AWESOME new collaborative project with artist Emily Cook.
Together, her and I are going to transform a small section of Ottawa, Ontario into something AWESOME. Just you wait and see….. the seeds have been planted in our minds, the funding is watering them, the interest in our idea is warming them and something will be sprouting up any minute now….

For more information about the project and the organization that is funding it click here.

More updates on this project as it develops. Promise!

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