Memphis: “Dad, why don’t you ever speak Spanish?”
Me: “Why do you think I know Spanish?”
Memphis: “You’re Mexican aren’t you, with your Mexican colored skin?”
Memphis: “Does that mean I’m mixed?”
Wow, It has been a year since the birth of my child – Memphis Addison Pope. Over that time I have learned a lot about her and hopefully she has learned some about me. I know at this stage in her life I hold major influence over her; her likes and dislikes, her taste in music and art and even her eating habits. I am trying to make the best of it by showing here some of the the things that have influenced me over the years and that may (or may not) influence her.
My wife asked me to design an invitation for her first birthday party and while I normally turned down these opportunities I deiced to go for it. I have a hard time designing for myself. There are too many options, too many possibilities that I can do which makes it hard for me to settle on just one idea. All I knew for this is that I didn’t want to go the traditional princess route. I know her mind will be warped soon enough so I wanted to go in a different direction.
As you can see I pulled the reference from the great Sun Records logo and built the invitation around that. It is a gate fold in the center of the 45 and opens up to a traditional “faux” letterpress poster. I would have loved to actually had it letter pressed by Hatch Show prints our of Nashville or Yee Haw Industries out of Knoxville. Maybe another time.
Memphis Addison Pope I love you and hope you are not to mad at me for trying to raise you to like some of the things that I think are cool. I know soon enough that you will want to have a princess theme birtday party but for now how about some Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis?
So my life is pretty busy these days. I have a bunch going on and not that much time to catch up. However I have a few things in the hopper that I can’t wait to showcase. In the meantime if you want to catch up on my baby girls life go check out www.MemphisPope.com. Heidi is taking care of busy over there!
It has been a while so I wanted to drop a line and let you all know what has been going on. THE BABY! It is so fun and exhausting at the same time. Everybody has been on my case about posting new photos so here they go…