Sleepy Sundays: Where We Walk

Where We Walk © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

I know there are people out there like me that avoid the internet on days like these for reasons that don’t need explanation. So, for that I’ll keep today’s Sleepy Sundays very simple.

For those of you out there today missing someone, I’m there with you.

~For Dad~

 

Have a peaceful Sunday.

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Sleepy Sundays: Visitors

Visitors

This design almost didn’t happen but I usually do something in tribute to my father sometimes near Father’s Day each year. It’s almost become tradition here at CardCastles. He did, after all inspire the name Snapping Turtle, my design company & sort of production hub for the last year & a half or so.

I couldn’t help but think of all of the daughters and sons that may have lost their fathers in recent years or over the years these past few days. This design inspired by my late father is dedicated today to all of them.

Sleepy Sundays: A Garden Gathering

A Garden Gathering
A Garden Gathering © 2016 cardcastlesinthesky.com | Snapping Turtle Publishing

A few nights back I had a strange dream. As I laid out the groundwork for this artwork pictured above in my head, I slowly drifted off to sleep. My mind traveled back to a place I hadn’t been in a very long time. Rows upon rows of white wildflowers all dancing simultaneously in the night breeze.

This was an actual early evening once in my life that took place many moons ago when my father was still alive. I faintly remember the sound of the radio softly playing some soothing little tune. She’d been in the doctor’s office building just beneath the hill we stared at, so we waited patiently in the car. My mom always did have a habit of taking forever. She was a friendly chatterbox and had to greet just about everyone.

After waiting for well over an hour, we stepped out to stretch our legs and yawn. I remember the sweet smell of the wild flowers in the air.

The warm, nightly, summer breeze that had been happening that year seemed to kick it all around. My father and I ran through the flowers for a good twenty minutes until my mother appeared.

That small moment in time was one of the happiest moments I had with my father.

That day still replays in my dreams at times and it inspired this artwork.

Happy Father’s Day

to all of the fathers out there, to those who have lost fathers, to those who are new fathers, and those who are fathers of fathers. You are all so special to us.

Have a warm, loving Sunday!


While I created this, I listened to this:

Sleepy Sundays: Father’s Day in the Clouds

There was an inner struggle with today’s Sleepy Sundays post. I don’t want to take the attention away from the fathers that are doing an excellent job. However, I feel it’s important to acknowledge the fathers that are no longer with us. I know this is a somber day for some, including myself. With that in mind, I’m going to switch things up this week.

Below is a collection of all my previous art/photography that was inspired by or reminds me of my father.

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Happy Father’s Day in the clouds, Dad.

To all of the wonderful father’s out there: Happy Father’s Day

Sleepy Sundays: Father’s Day Edition

Inspired by something discussed in my last post, I made a “crayon card” that resembled a piece of my childhood.

Father's Day Crayon Card

I encourage all to share this with a special Dad in their life.

You may do so by using any of the share buttons below or by using this link.

To all the special dads, grandpas, and great grandpas out there:

Have a very happy Father’s Day.