Today is my father's birthday!
... a few memories:
Dad and I on the beach, Seattle, 1983
Dad and Mom, 1984
Dad and I on Sinclair Island, 1988
Drawing on Sinclair Island, 1989
Dad and moth, Sinclair Island, 1989
Naomi, Dad, and Naomi, Sinclair Island, 1989
Arranging a picnic (barbequed clams on the half-shell, gathered that day), Sinclair Island, 1990
Dad and I in Seaside, Oregon, 1991
Me, Dad, and Gael in Seaside, Oregon, 1991
Dad in his studio, Anacortes, WA, 1993
He gave me this painting on my 16th birthday, 1996
At work in Antwerp, Belgium, 1997
As a cyborg in Antwerp, Belgium, 1997
Dad and Gael, Antwerp, Belgium, 1997
Annick and Dad, Antwerp, Belgium, 1997
Dad took this photo of me in Antwerp, Belgium, 1997
Dad, Me, and Gael, Anacortes, 1997
Dad and I, Anacortes, 1998
Benicassim festival pass photo, Barcelona, Spain, 2001
At a friend's wedding, Anacortes, 2002
Dad and I dancing at my wedding, Port Townsend, 2002
Saying goodbye to Dad before moving to London, 2002
Dad and Macsen, returning to Sinclair Island, 2003
At Seattle Central Library, 2004
I love you, Dad!
It was a beautiful and wild experience, I wouldn't change my childhood for the world.
I hope he reads these comments, he's always so self-deprecating about his paintings. I love them. I miss living in a house with every spare bit of wall-space covered in paintings.
your dad seems like he's probably pretty wonderful. and he also aged really well, i think he must be a fantastic person to be around. no wonder you made such a post full of love, he must be a great father. :)
i'm chris, i thought your journal was interesting so i added you. i hope you and your father both had a good day and got to spend it together if possible.
I was born in Spokane (eastern wa), but grew up in Seattle and the San Juan Islands. A tiny 1-mile by 2-mile island where we happened to be the only 3 of 6 people who lived there year-round. I believe everyone should have that experience, it can really change the way you view the world and life -- for the better, I think.
I guess you can see now where the style for snarg came from. His paintings are like analogue snarg, I miss having them on my walls.
I loved that video you posted of you and your father. I hope you don't mind that I saved it.
thank you, I was sad to read about your relationship with your father (or lack thereof). I feel blessed to have the parents that I do; they are so open, accepting, and full of talent and life. As I was growing up they became kind of surrogate parents for my friends who didn't have a great homelife. My longest/closest friend, Becca, still calls them "mom" and "dad".