My dad unwrapping his underwater illustration. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Happy Father’s Day from Ink & Stitches!

My dad unwrapping his underwater illustration. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter
My dad unwrapping his underwater illustration. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Today is the day we celebrate all of those amazing dads out there. Happy Father’s Day to each and every one of you!

We spent the afternoon over at my parent’s house at which point I finally got to give my dad his finished underwater illustration (see the progress from start to finish video here) that was over a year in the making (I really need to stop getting side-tracked). Let’s just say, he loved it!

Acting like a fiddler crab. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter
Acting like a fiddler crab. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

He raised his arm into the air, acting like the fiddler crabs I had in the drawing, doing arm raises with their one big claw.

He pointed out the clown fish hiding in the corner. My mom said, “Hey, where’s Dory?” to which he explained that we didn’t want it to look like a Finding Dory picture, but assured her that I could put one of those in the next one I made for him. I promised I would make one more that would go with this one and the sea nymph illustration I had made my mom for a past Mother’s Day.

Pointing out the clownfish. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter.
Pointing out the clownfish. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter.

We talked about the third drawing I would make to complete the set. We thought to include perhaps an octopus (a tribute to my Ink & Stitches logo of course), a lionfish (my dad’s favorite fish), a Dory fish (Blue Tang for my mom), and a scuba diver since he used to scuba dive with my mom way back when. I have my work cut out for me!

He loves it! Photo Credit: J.H. Winter
He loves it! Photo Credit: J.H. Winter
My amazing husband and son. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter.
My amazing husband and son. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter.

My husband had a blast today. I let him sleep in til nearly noon, he got a nice gift card to Amazon, a lego set (Yes my husband still likes building lego sets. It was Star Wars, come on!), and our son was an angel for the better part of the day. Don’t get me started on how he was for Mother’s Day. Let’s just say, I’m glad he was in better spirits for my husband today. We went on a walk the three of us, and then went out to a nice dinner with my parents. All-in-all it was an amazing Father’s Day!

How did you spend the day with the dads in your life? I hope whatever you did, you had a blast and the dads had the best time of all!

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2 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day from Ink & Stitches!”

  1. I love how that drawing turned out!! The colors are so vibrant! The next drawing sounds likes it’s going to be great too. We had a relaxing father’s day with a swim and a nice dinner. That picture of your boys is so cute!

    1. It sounds like you had a nice, relaxing Father’s Day with your family! I definitely have my work cut out for me on the final picture to complete the set!

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