How to Be a Dad

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The Coolest Museum Ever

Posted by on November 15th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I want my kids to love and admire art. It’s an important mission of mine as a father because art teaches us so much about ourselves and the world. In that effort, I’ve tried to expose my boys to as many kinds of art as I can. Sometimes these trips impinge and sometimes my kids […]

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The Fine Art of… Balloon Animals? (25 Pics)

Posted by on November 2nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Not everyone has tried twisting rubber air sausages into balloon things, like a dog or a crown or a tangled “whatever you want it to be.” A lot of us that have tried, tend to fall back on the joke, “I can make whatever you want as long as it’s a sword or a snake! […]

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Dad Turns His Son’s Drawings Into Oddmazing Reality

Posted by on October 27th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

We parents have to go through an awful parental edition of Pictionary. You know, that high-stress guessing game that begins when your kid hands you a drawing they drawed just for you? “A chair! A cat? Um, a tractor? Is it a camel? Uhhhhh… a clown???” You either guess it right or get sternly corrected […]

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Kids’ Reactions to Museums

Posted by on April 28th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

It’s not that kids don’t appreciate art and museums, it’s that they do it in a much… “different” way than most grown ups. Let’s look at a collection of kids’ various reactions…   Sometimes it’s funny.   Sometimes it’s delicious.   Sometimes it’s inspirational.   Sometimes it’s scary. video source   Sometimes it’s ironic.   […]

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22 Doodles That Will Make You Envy Snapdad

Posted by on January 5th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

As a former stay-at-home dad, I remember the long stretches of free time in between the feeding, burping, diapering, cooking, cleaning — wait a minute, I had no free time at all! But there were the naps. Baby naps are vital creative moments for a parent. They can be used for practical things like sleep […]

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A Dad Turns Toddler Quotes into Amazing Pop Art

Posted by on December 31st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

Anyone with kids above a certain speaking age has had their eyebrows raised into orbit when their kid starts saying… monumentally strange things. They can be weird, razor honest, sweet, embarrassing, wise, and often also hilarious. Martin Bruckner, art director and father of a 3-year-old daughter named Harper, decided to take some of these strange […]

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A Mother Photographs Her One-Armed Daughter in Scenes of Beauty and Whimsy

Posted by on October 28th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

Photographs can tell a story, show evidence, capture history and controversy… They can also enter into worlds of wonder and imagination, breaking the boundary of captured reality and enter into the suggestion of fantasy. Holly Spring, brilliant photographer and mother of her one-armed daughter, decided to create new worlds with her handimazing little girl. Ugh. […]

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20 Happy Little Painted Baby Bumps

Posted by on October 14th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

A completely blank sheet of paper in front of a kid seems to beg to be dashed and scribbled on with a crayon. The freshly wave-smoothed sand of a beach beckons to someone holding a good pointy stick. A new, pure white subway train totally hollahs at a tagger with a full can of spray […]

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Artist Grows Up and Recreates His Own Drawings 2 Decades Later

Posted by on August 15th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

For most kids, drawings turn out a bit abstract… Heck! I can call them crappy here since it’s just us adults, right? We’ll soften the word and call them “crapstract” art. They’re adorable, sure, but raise your hand if your kid has ever handed over a picture they drew for you, that you had absolutely […]

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Clouds – Scrabble Scribble #1 (a father and son collaboration)

Posted by on September 10th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

  I recently discovered some “urban art” my 4yo son made on the side of our house and posted a picture of the two graffitied characters. It sparked an idea. I’d like to think it’s me and my son, except he doesn’t look too thrilled. I’d always wanted to do a comic strip, so the […]

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