OX Daddy ox: Memories from the Heart

OX Daddy ox: Memories from the Heart


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Experience the joys, sorrows, and tribulations of growing up from a child's point of view. A child whose thinking, feelings, and relationships are constantly changing and re-arranging. Within these pages are deeply felt memories reflecting a daughter's relationship with her father from early childhood to the teenage years and beyond.

Memories through time are expressed within the daughter's artwork and written word. At 2 years of age with a blue crayon she draws her daddy without arms and with legs coming out of his head, but the face has lots of details. Why are there so many details when she is only capable of communicating simple words and phrases? This image invites us into her world and leaves us wondering what this daughter's relationship with her father is all about.

The effect of this father–daughter relationship is unquestionably powerful and compelling. An imperfect man tries to teach his daughter to be better than he is as a person. This is an outcome he expects his daughter to accomplish; this is an outcome his daughter feels she can never achieve. Over the years she views this man with imperfections differently. Still, she loves and respects him while driven by the impact of his values on her life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780228825104
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 04/30/2020
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Faye A. Paris, Ph.D., is a registered clinical counsellor, an expressive arts therapist and an expressive play therapist for children, youth, and adults. She is also an author and visual artist. Faye instructs and facilitates courses, trainings, and workshops.

Sheng-Mei Li, B.A., is an illustrator who graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Interactive Arts and Design with dual majors in Design and Media. Sheng-Mei specializes in photomanipulation and digital illustration ranging from cartoon to realistic styles and various others in between.

Larry J. Paris, B.A., B.S.W., was a social worker for over 35 years while living in a stunningly photogenic environment-the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. Most of his photos are of the Fraser Valley, North Cascade Mountains, BC Coast Mountains, Sonora Desert, and the Pacific Ocean.

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