A White Sheet With Endless Possibilities…

Recently, I started letting my son lay on the floor and explore the room visually. He gets to lay there, wiggle his little legs and play. I put out a white sheet on the floor and even allowed my dogs to lay near him, smell him, and get used to him. It’s really funny that once they smell him, they just lay down next to him and stare. I have no idea what they are thinking, but I can tell that it is positive. Then of course, I started snapping a bunch of pictures…

That’s when the ideas started rolling in. Watching them lay on the sheet interacting was so beautiful, but I saw potential for an art project. Here are a couple of initial ones. I can see myself doing a lot more of these as the months go by.

This is how it started, just a dog and baby playing on a sheet…

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with a little creativity, that white sheet becomes pride rock from The Lion King.

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And also a scene inspired by Where the Wild Things Are.

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to be continued…

It’s a Boy Story! Baby Shower Invitations

UPDATE Feb 23,2016: WE WROTE A CHILDREN’S BOOK! and its coming out very soon! Please check here to be the first to see it! http://www.dunandmun.com/

As a designer, I’d rather spend time creating a custom invitation than go out and purchase a pack from the store.  I really wanted to get creative with the Baby Shower invitation and announcement of the sex. As a life long Disney fan,  it didn’t take long for me to come up with the theme of the baby shower and the idea for the matching invitation.  Here is Toy Story inspired outcome. TO INFANCY AND BEYOND!!!

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And the back side with some information changed for this post. 🙂

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Dunder and Munster are getting ready for some strange things to happen to the world they once knew.

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And here are some initial sketches. Originally I thought about having the back be an etch a sketch, but I really wanted to draw Buzz Lightyear along with a few other Toy Story Characters.

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Thanks for looking!

UPDATE Feb 23,2016: WE WROTE A CHILDREN’S BOOK! and its coming out very soon! Please check here to be the first to see it! http://www.dunandmun.com/

To Dad, Love Byron

I drew this in 1988 and signed it “To Dad, Love Byron”. After my dad passed away in September, I found this in his brief case next to the deed to his house and living trust…wow.

To Dad, Love Byron

To Dad, Love Byron

As a kid, I would just sit down and draw for hours, I started with Disney characters and dinosaurs, then in 88′ Ninja Turtles came out so I focused mainly on that. At that time these drawings were just that, drawings. I don’t know why I drew so much, but I do remember when I was done, I loved the recognition I would get when I would give them to my parents. They would smile and tell me what a great job I did and hang the drawings on the fridge. Once the fridge was covered, the drawings were hung on the door to the garage.

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Finding my drawings in my dad’s briefcase was surprising to say the least. I haven’t seen this drawing since I drew it in 1988. I couldn’t help but think that my dad held on to this drawing to remind him of a moment in time that would pass way too quickly. The drawing and the signature “To Dad, Love Byron” shows a bond between father and son at it’s early stages. One stage of many that have come and gone, living only as memories now.

I hope one day my son will hand me a drawing like this. Looking forward to experiencing this from the father’s point of view.