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Feature Friday #38: Happy Dino (Triceratops) by Becca26

April 29th, 2011
Update: Becca26’s print has been purchased and is no longer available.
To see more of Becca26’s colourful characters and wonderful artwork, please visit her shop directly. THANKS!

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More props to our fellow local etsy teamsters; this time, we’ve got Becca26 to thank! Her playful and vibrant characters are adorable… and she’s donated this adorable 8 x 10 print to our efforts — Happy Dino (Triceratops):

Rebecca actually lives just outside of Ottawa, where she enjoys doodling and walking her two miniature daschunds. She loves bringing her whimsical doodles to life in bright acrylic colours and often shows her works at local art festivals.

Thanks again, Rebecca!

As an aside, here’s a funny story about how I got my paws on this print… To begin, Rebecca reached out to us to say she’d like to make a donation, and we began a back-and-forth to figure out a hand-off. Meanwhile, friend and past-donator Amanda Sage had a book launch (she’s written and published three kids’ books now!) where Rebecca happened to be vending her prints. Amanda approached Rebecca and told her about The D.A.D. Project, at which point Rebecca said she’d already heard and offered to donate to us! From there, Amanda snagged this Dino print and hand-delivered it to my doorstep. Small world goodness, all around. Thanks for bringing things full circle, Amanda :)

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One more thanks to close off the week… This one goes to NattyLouCreations for including our Eye of the tiger print in her “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!” treasury:

And with that… have a terrific weekend, everyone!

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Feature Friday #37: Artist Monster Prints by alphabettymonster

April 22nd, 2011

I discovered alphabettymonster’s shop last month when Deann — the mind behind the monsters! — created a treasury (which we gave a shout out to here) that featured one of our prints. I fell in love immediately with her quirky, colourful creatures, and promptly bought a set of her prints for our kiddo’s nursery. Deann visited the D.A.D. blog and then kindly offered to donate something to our cause… and so here it is, the same set that I purchased myself — a set of four adorable Artist Monster Prints:

The graphic here shows close-ups of the monsters, but the set is actually made up of four 5 x 7 prints with one monster featured on each: Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, and Georgia O’Keefe. Check out the listing to see each monster on its own.

Every since Deann was little, she loved drawing. Deann has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Texas and a masters degree in Marriage Family Therapy, with an emphasis in art therapy. She figured, if art could make her happy,  maybe it could help someone else too! Although doing therapy can be rewarding, art is still Deann’s passion. After the birth of her son, she wanted to make him something special… and her first little alphabetty monster was born. Since then, she has created over thirty unique little monsters. Deann wanted to create something modern, fun, and possibly educational to enhance a child’s environment; luckily, adults (like me! ;) seem to like her monsters too.

Find out more about alphabetty monsters here, and visit the shop here.

Thank you so much Deann — for funkifying our baby’s room and for your generosity!

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Drawing A Day #148: Countdown

April 18th, 2011

As of tomorrow, I’ll be 38 weeks preggers. And one more day keener to meet the baby… So yes, I am a little overtaken by the image of time ticking lately, which brought about today’s D.A.D. — Countdown:

And for any of you who may have missed my late-night post on Friday… did you see that we’re having a giveaway???

Happy Monday, everyone!

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