When you are kid, everything is possible and magic happens everywhere. While you are asleep your dreams might come true, your toys come to life… I remember I used to tell my little sister that dwarves existed and lived behind the electricity installations’ small doors. And she believed it.
Some parents decide to bring magic into their children’s lives in an incredible funny and creative way. I’ve selected three of my favorite mums and dads and their inspiring imagination.
Wengenn in Wonderland
Using cloths, stuffed pets, toys and construction paper, Queenie has created fascinating backgrounds and disguises for her little kid, Wengenn. In her album there are over 30 pictures of little Wengenn sailing like a pirate, acting in a circus, capturing stars… a world of magic.
Starting in May 2008, illustrator and graphic designer, David Laferriere, has been drawing on his kids’ sandwich bags with a Sharpie marker. He makes each drawing just after he finishes the sandwich. He has been taking a picture and upload it to Flickr where there are over 1,100 pictures already. A great way to brighten up your day! MORE THIS WAY!
Ever since I was a little girl I remember feeling sad and disappointed with my friends from time to time. I’m this kind of person who acts exactly the way I feel and have never understood hypocrisy. What you see is what you get, for better or worse.
As you grow up, you start to think you might have to change your attitude towards people and start building barriers, or keep some kind of distance.
Create a protection so that every time a good friend lies to you, disappears for no reason, stops answering your texts or calls, goes away and doesn’t contact you again, starts a relationship and stops needing you or simply pretends that, what you thought was a real friendship, never happened, it doesn’t hurt as much.
Here’s an abstract of a comic strip from one of my favourite comic artists, Alex Noriega (check his Facebook profile pictures whenever you’re feeling down), published in his blog Stuff No One Told Me ( But I Learned Anyway) that summarises it in a perfect way: COMIC THIS WAY
The art we use when sailing / Avoiding storms or confronting them / This is the only meaning of life / Because life itself is only a parenthesis / in the middle of nothing.
Juanjo Sáez- El Arte
This is my favourite page from a fantastic comic book by Juanjo Sáez.
I always think that I spend most of my time confronting the storms, instead of accepting them as they come and even taking profit from them. I wish I had more art sailing in this ocean of life