|Sunday, June 16, 2013|
|Dad's doodle bags strengthen bond with daughter|
By Tony Gonzalez|
Architect Mike W. Smith is building something special for his children. But it doesn’t involve a building.
has drawn up something more spectacular: an imaginary world where Sara,
his 10-year-old daughter, is the main character. Her life unfolds each
week in elaborate drawings on the brown paper lunch bags she takes to
She’s the comic book hero of her own story — or at least of his story about her.
Dad figures into the plot sometimes. Mom and brother, too. Occasionally the family dog makes an appearance, and Sara’s friends have been known to pop up.
The characters go on adventures inside Sara’s leaky locker, rescue fairy
tale characters from danger and help overcome stage fright for the
school talent show.
Six years into the story, with characters like
Locker Gnome and the Dry Erase Elves involved — and after a field trip
to the “zooscraper,” which, of course, is a zoo atop a skyscraper — the
lunch bag has never looked the same.
Read the full story at Tennessean.com.
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