Dad Colors His Children’s Drawings To Connect With Them While He Travels
Fred Giovannitti is what you could call a “Renaissance dad”: he’s an artist and an entrepreneur, he spends a third of the month doing tattoos in Vegas, he works on marine ecology projects… and to top it all off, he collaborates with his children to spruce up their drawings. The kids give him their drawings and Giovannitti spends his travelling time coloring them in. The result looks like remarkably good illustrations for children books or material for quirky postcards. I’m sure there is something for children’s book illustrators to learn from all of this!
But for Fred, it’s a way to reconnect with his three children: Sofia (age 8), Jaxton (age 5) and Freddie (age 9). With such a wonderful life – and because he’s an avowed non-smoker, non-drinker and vegetarian – one starts to wonder if he doesn’t sometimes slip into telephone booths to don a cape and save the day when nobody’s looking.