Well, I have reached a new milestone. It has been 700 consecutive days of lunch notes! To celebrate, I thought I would give something back. I started posting lunch notes online as a way to hopefully build a community from which I could find inspiration. After a week of posting lunch notes, I thought I would quickly run out of ideas. I mean, how many different ways can you tell a 4-year-old to have a super day?
Today, we take a look at the work of father of two, and story-telling artist, Mike Smith. He has spent years illustrating his kids' lunch bags and has crafted stories to help them work their way through different situations and beyond. His art and stories are a great inspiration for all parents trying to reach their children as they grow.
Jumping Jack Theater, a children's theater company in Pittsburgh, PA, creates original works for audiences that benefit from sensory and autism-friendly strategies.
Jumping Jack Theater strives to connect with Autistic audiences and the autism community in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Today, we are spending time getting to know video game Creative Director and father of two, Lynell Jinks. He has been awing his children and others with his amazing brown bag art for years. His ability to bring characters and other pop culture icons to life is simply astounding.
Everyday, for almost 700 days now, I have been creating notes for my children and others. As the audience has steadily grown during that time, I have received some questions about the tools I use and if my process has changed at all.
For this edition of Monday Morning Motivation, it is my pleasure to introduce to you a snack bag artist and mother of 3, Kari Jones. Her fun, quirky art brings a dose of pop culture to her children and her fans. The snack bags make for a great conversation starter, too.
Volume 4 of Monday Morning Motivation is a special interview. This week, I have the opportunity to highlight my father-in-law, Ken Wagle. Ken is an artist that is incredibly skilled in numerous media, including painting, sculpture, scrimshaw, air brush, and drawing (both pen/paper and digital), among others. He is always found with a sketchbook or iPad in hand drawing Santas, wildlife, or ships.
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing a father of two, and fellow Disney, Pixar, and Looney Tunes fan, Dave Wilhelm. Dave has been sending his kids to school with character drawings that show off his amazing talent as an illustrator. Each day when I view his work, I have all sorts of childhood memories resurface because of the love I had for some of these characters when I was a kid.
This week's Monday Motivation comes to us from mother of two and illustrator, Meaghan Elderkin. Her inspirational napkin sketches have amassed a following and have been known to teach an inspirational lesson to reach for your dreams.