June is all about Fathers and Fatherhood. I dug through my archives and I found a few pieces I’ve made that acknowledge the nurturing men in our lives. Today’s father is no longer always the traditional married breadwinner and disciplinarian in the family. He can be single or married; externally employed or stay-at home; gay or straight; an adoptive or step-parent. The modern day father comes in various forms and kids today benefit tremendously from a more involved and present father.
The piece on the left was a special gift for my son on his 28th birthday. A wonderful surprise, the twins have brought out the best in my son’s nurturing nature and a nod to the influence his Dad has made on him as a family man.
On the right is a throwback from my series of Norman Rockwell gallery pieces, “The Doll Doctor”.
Below, a tribute to all the Dad’s who work hard to keep the magic alive for their kids as long as possible.
Bottom left . . . three great Dad’s in my life; hubby Leo, my son-in-law Dan and my son Chris.
Happy Father’s Day! June 21st, 2015.