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For the entire year of 2012, I will paint a new image of fatherhood every day, depicting "present" fathers interacting with their kids.
For the entire year of 2012, I will paint a new image of fatherhood every day, depicting "present" fathers interacting with their kids.
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I have found my true calling with "365 DAYS WITH DAD." For the entire year of 2012, I will paint a new image of fatherhood every day, depicting positive images of "present" black men interacting with their children. This project is in honor of my dad whom we lost in 1984.

My original paintings depict black men because I personally know the hurt black children feel when dad is not present, whether by choice, incarceration, divorce, death or whatever other reason there may be. 

This is not just an opinion. According to Children-our investment.org, homes without fathers ultimately affect children in numerous tragic ways:

 * 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
 * 71 percent of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes and
 * 85 percent of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes

As you can see, many children need to see strong images of fatherhood.  And though the statistics are staggering, I am also doing this project to honor Black fathers like myself: who are there for their children, committed to their families, and dedicated for LIFE to the needs of their children.  This statistic, these images, are not reflected in popular culture for whatever reason.  I'm changing that.

These paintings are 365 examples of the life experiences black youth should have (or already DO have) or can provide for their own kids when they become parents.

When I was an art student at Grambling State University, a professor told me, "If you want to reproduce an image that won't sale, make it one on fatherhood." 

Well let's see about that...

I'm starting this project to prove that statement incorrect.  With this Kickstarter project, I plan on using the funds generated to reproduce the images I create during this year--and sell them for an affordable price of $20--because every home needs art, not just the affluent ones. And so many homes NEED theses images.

I will also be speaking at inner-city schools in my area and across the country and giving away these images to the students at no charge.

Without the Kickstarter funds, I can not reproduce the images.  Please support my "calling" and also support an initiative designed to make the world better--one painting at a time.

Where can I see the images that apply to the 18x24 signed print?

check out the update section above to see the five posters to choose from.

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  • Every single day. there will be 100 printed of every day this year.

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  • There will only be 100 printed for each day. if you get #25 of 100. you can pay extra to get an 18x24 or 24x32. it will still be #25. make your pledge and send me and email through kickstarter. i'll reply with how much to add to your pledge to go towards that larger size.

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  • Choose the larger pledge. once you do that, you may then add more money to your pledge. after you add extra money, let me know what you would like to apply the extra funds to. example: you want two shirts and two prints. add $40 to the $50 pledge for a total of $90. then email me through kickstarter that your extra $40 are for two shirts.

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  • check out the update section above for the five choices.

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    A signed 18x24 print form the 365 Days With Dad (365 DWD) series and a thank you on our website

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    One (1) 14x18 limited ed print of your choice from the 365 Days With Dad (365 DWD) series and a thank you on our website. (they will retail for $50 after this campaign.) the signed 18x24 is limited to the five choices listed in the updated section of this page.

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    Two signed 18x24 prints from the 365 DWD series and a thank you on our website

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    two (2) 14x18 limited ed prints of your choice from the 365 DWD series and a thank you on our website. ($100 value). the signed 18x24 is limited to the five choices listed in the updated section of this page.

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    Anyone owning one of the 365 paintings get four limited ed. giclees of the days of your choice. Great for gifts for family or just as a thank you from me. Plus a thank you on the website.

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    365 DWD t shirt, Five signed prints from the 365 DWD series and a thank you on our website (INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: add another $25)

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    CLASSROOM PACKAGE #1
    get 25-35 prints with the teacher's name signed on the print. and a shotout on my website

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    four (4) 14x18 limited ed prints of your choice from the 365 DWD series. a 365 DWD Tshirt and a thank you on our website. ($220 value). the signed 18x24 is limited to the five choices listed in the updated section of this page.

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    A limited edition 12x16 giclee from the 365 DWD series (ed. of 25 printed on canvas). Each will be partially painted to make a unique one-of-a-kind. For every 25 sold, there will be a different day's image chosen. AND four signed prints from the 365 DWD series and a thank you on our website. (INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: add another $25)

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    GROUP PACKAGE #2
    get 50 prints to give away to a group of kids. (classrooms, boy scout or girl scout troops, sunday school class, etc.) prints signed with the name of the school, organization or church. and shot out on our website.

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    GROUP PACKAGE #3
    get 100 prints to give away to a group of kids. (classrooms, boy scout or girl scout troops, sunday school class, etc.) prints signed with the name of the school, organization or church. two (2) limited ed. 16x20 prints of the days of your choice and a tshirt. plus a thank you on our website.

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    PAINTING...one of the 365 paintings. once kickstarter expires, we will contact you and assign your date. no worries, no more dates will be booked til this campaign expires. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE... we'll request photos at that time or you can allow me to just do my thang and surprise you. (International shipping, add $50)

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    A limited edition 18x24 giclee from the 365 DWD series (ed. of 10 printed on canvas). Each will be partially painted to make a unique one-of-a-kind. For every 10 sold, there will be four different day's images chosen. AND four signed prints from the 365 DWD series and a thank you on our website. (INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: add another $25)

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    $215 Pledge of one of the 365 DWD paintings + four 14x18 limited edition prints of the days of your choice. Great as gifts to give to friends and family. add $15 to your pledge for each additional print over four. (International shipping, add $50)

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    2 PAINTINGs...two of the 365 paintings. once kickstarter expires, we will contact you and assign your dates. no worries, no more dates will be booked til this campaign expires. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE... we'll request photos at that time or you can allow me to just do my thang and surprise you. (International shipping, add $50)

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    A limited edition 24x32 giclee from the 365 DWD series (ed. of 10 printed on a gallery-wrapped canvas) Each will be partially painted to make a unique one-of-a-kind. For every 10 sold, there will be a different day's image chosen. AND four signed prints from the 365 DWD series and a thank you on our website. (INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: add another $25)

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    A limited edition 24x32 giclee from the 365 DWD series (ed. of 10 printed on a gallery-wrapped canvas) Each will be partially painted to make a unique one-of-a-kind. Four lim. ed prints from the 365 DWD series and a thank you on our website. AND!! 50 signed prints to the organization or school of your choice. (INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: add another $25)

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    2 PAINTINGs...two of the 365 paintings + four limited edition prints for family and friends. once kickstarter expires, we will contact you and assign your date. no worries, no more dates will be booked til this campaign expires. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE... we'll request photos at that time or you can allow me to just do my thang and surprise you. (International shipping, add $50)

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    A 30x40 giclee from the 365 DWD series. Each will be partially painted to make unique one-of-a-kind. Four lim. ed prints from the 365 DWD series and a thank you on our website. PLUS! 100 signed posters to the organization or school of your choice. (INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: add another $25)

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