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Adorable. From Metafilter's own growabrain: "In 2009, after I turned 56, I fathered my first child. Since all her extended family members live in other countries, I started a daily photo blog, to record her growth. I love my baby with all my heart. When she was about a year old, we took her to a street fair and a cartoonist drew a quick caricature of her face. That gave me the idea to start collecting artworks based on her pretty self. I guess I went a bit overboard, because yesterday she celebrated her third birthday, and the collection grew to 500 original art works from all over the world." [via mefi projects]
posted by xingcat (23 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
And suddenly, it's down...check back soon!
posted by xingcat at 6:32 AM on October 26, 2012


"Damn it, tumblr is down. I guess I'll check MetaFilter."

Somebody up there is mocking me.
posted by KChasm at 6:44 AM on October 26, 2012 [9 favorites]


Well I hope you're happy now Metafilter, you broke tumblr. :C
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:45 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Countdown to outrage about the nonconsensual nature of this horrendous privacy invasion.... 10... 9...

(growabrain, I love you. You're a great daddy! And if that's her in your profile, she IS beautiful. If it's not... you sicko!) (j/k) (srsly)
posted by IAmBroom at 7:49 AM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Seriously, 500 drawings of a 3 year old? What is with this strange obsession we seem to have these days of collecting mundane artifacts?

I think most parents would say they love their children "with all their heart". but don't feel a need to obsess over their image in such a way. It does seem to be placing too much emphasis on physical appearance to me.
posted by mary8nne at 8:12 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


What is with this strange obsession we seem to have these days of collecting mundane artifacts?

I would have said "a fundamental part of human nature."
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:14 AM on October 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


And I would have said "a fundamentally sweet part of human nature." But then I like children, and people, and art and life.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:25 AM on October 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


I hate and fear all children. It's very important to document their visual appearance and behavior. I'd like to thank growabrain for giving us the necessary tools to recognize and respond to this sticky, demanding, invasive threat.
posted by Nomyte at 8:33 AM on October 26, 2012 [14 favorites]


mundane artifacts

Huh. Not the words I'd use for "...original art works from all over the world."
posted by Floydd at 8:34 AM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Seriously, 500 drawings of a 3 year old? What is with this strange obsession we seem to have these days of collecting mundane artifacts?

I KNOW, it's absurd! Now excuse me while I go feed my 739 kittens and the two puppies.

/sarcasm..

Seriiously, however, as a parent who dearly misses his kids now that they aren't at home, 500 images is nowhere near enough..
posted by HuronBob at 8:35 AM on October 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


I think it's a great project! Collecting so much wonderful art, and of his favorite subject!
posted by Glinn at 9:01 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Could be she'll rule the world some day. Or have an awkward adolescence and avoid cameras for years afterward...
posted by subdee at 9:36 AM on October 26, 2012


I had at least 15,000 photos of my child by the time he was three. The fact that this guy has only 500 original pieces of art smacks of neglect to me.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:41 AM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


I hate and fear all children. It's very important to document their visual appearance and behavior. I'd like to thank growabrain for giving us the necessary tools to recognize and respond to this sticky, demanding, invasive threat.
posted by Nomyte


Eponysterical!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 9:51 AM on October 26, 2012


recognize and respond to this sticky, demanding, invasive threat.

It's not like children are Asian carp!? They're more like zebra mussels. They are clingy, and will clog your pipes.
posted by Mojojojo at 10:10 AM on October 26, 2012


Children come out of a series of tubes. That by itself is sufficient.
posted by Nomyte at 10:37 AM on October 26, 2012


Can I just say how refreshing it is for a little girl to have a practical haircut? I would have KILLED for my parents to let me cut all my hair off when I was tiny, since it spent 90% of its time in a tangled rats' nest, and the other 10% of the time getting pulled out in clumps by a hairbrush in an attempt to tame it. On behalf of four year old me, THANK YOU.
posted by phunniemee at 11:42 AM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


This one is labeled "watermelon sponge cake"... what is watermelon sponge cake?
posted by joannemerriam at 1:14 PM on October 26, 2012


It's a watermelon shaped sponge cake roll w/ cream filling and chocolate "seeds", sold at JJ Bakery in Rowland Heights
posted by growabrain at 1:54 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


What an inspired project--inspired by the extreme cuteness of your child! A great way to celebrate your daughter, art, world culture, etc.
posted by agatha_magatha at 2:42 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have 3 boys. I've successfully drawn portraits of 2 of them. The 3rd is now 14 and I'm still trying. Maybe I should just hire a portraitist.
posted by surplus at 3:23 PM on October 26, 2012


Man, oh, man, if you keep this up you're gonna need a huge complex just to display all these images of your firstborn.

But that's nothing compared to the complex your second-born is gonna have if you don't do this for him or her, too.

That said...pretty cool, daddy-o.
posted by perspicio at 6:14 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fabulous and wonderful and just all kindsa great!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:34 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


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