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The Arts, Family, and A Social Network

Updated on March 27, 2012

Artworking Across The Miles Via Facebook

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Marc Girouard lives in Oregon

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Patrick lives in Indiana

Sharing On A Social Network

One of the things people enjoy about Facebook is the ability to share with friends and family across the globe in a matter of seconds. We share pictures, jokes, videos, music and opinions. There are all kinds of interesting ways to interact with loved ones who are too far away to visit on a daily basis. Facebook helps fill the void of miles apart.

Personally I enjoy hooking up with like mined people, sharing views, ideas and creative ventures. Many people use the site to connect on a creative level. My artistic friends encourage my work and uplift my creative spirit.

Social networks are wonderful forums when used for creative interaction. That is what makes the story I am about to share here, so captivating. This is a story about family. This is a story about long distance not getting in the way of creativity, thanks to social networking.



One More Post Before Bedtime

Patrick Girouard is a published children's book illustrator. Like many artist types, Patrick keeps late hours, and is constantly working to enhance his craft. Not long ago he had this idea.

He made a 30 second silent film showing the process of a painting he was working on called l'aquarium.

He posted it on his Facebook page just before going to bed. Like so many parents using Facebook, Patrick is friends with his son Marc via the social network. Creativity runs in the blood of this family as you will soon see.

Marc Responded

When Marc saw his Father's last post on Facebook he responded with "maybe it needs a soundtrack" followed by "which I'm gonna do right now."

He then wrote and recorded a soundtrack, and re-edited the film. Patrick Girouard told me, "When I woke up the next morning this was waiting for me."

A step by step illustration by Patrick Girouard. Music by Marc

l'aquarium

About Patrick Girouard

Patrick Girouard is a freelance illustrator living in Munster, IN. His freelance clients include National Geographic, Sesame Street, USA Today, Pantheon, Scholastic, McGraw Hill, Oxford University, Purdue University and many others. You can visit his website here http://www.pgirouard.com/Patrick_Girouard_Illustrator/welcome.html

You can also visit his shop on Etsy.com Draw Bots

About Marc Girouard

Marc Girouard is the son of Patrick Girouard. He is 25 years old and lives in Portland, OR. He graduated from Ball State University, where he earned a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking. You can visit his website here http://inkteraction.ning.com/profile/MarcGirouard

Another step by step illustration by Patrick Girouard. Music by Marc

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    • minesgm profile image

      minesgm 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Awesome artistic blood. Just like the saying "A good tree bears good fruit." It's proven right? :)

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great article. Flag up and awesome.

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR

      C.S.Alexis 

      7 years ago from NW Indiana

      Eve,

      I believe the mystery in life is the magic energy behind most creative spirits. The curiosity to learn and express what we feel in some different form is the making of art. My art is my life, I do not feel I have been short changed, life is good and there is so much more to learn, life is our gift.

      Thanks so much for following and commenting. I think you are the cool one!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Wow! I absolutely loved the charming videos. I have been in the arts and around artistic people all of my life and that's where I want to stay...stretching the creative mind. Thanks so much for this.

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      Eve Ryman 

      7 years ago

      Wow, C.S. I think maybe calling one's self an "artist" must be the way to go. You are a cool person, and it appears you have some pretty artistic friends. I follow your posts and wonder if respect for life--in any form--is characteristic of artists. I think maybe you guys deserve much more than life gives you . . . or maybe your art is self-sustaining. It's a mystery. or is it?

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