Not everyone has a father they can call daddy biologically, however everyone can have a role model.
I heard a story about a man who had difficulties going through life as a man so he decided to become a woman. This man was married to a woman and had two sons. It was a difficult decision and a real adjustment for the entire family. His wife decided he was still the individual she fell in love with so they stayed together. The two sons are growing up with two mothers and there are no secrets about his past. But what do they call him/her? One of the sons came up with the word maddy, a combination of moma and daddy. Yes they have their challenges just like any other family but they face them creatively and that is what matters most.
Relationships are full of creative expression. Programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters offer a one on one relationship in a match that transcends your biological family giving an adult and child a unique companionship.
It really does take a village to raise a child. The creative experience is part of that collaboration. Sometimes we have to think outside the family. I know a teacher who has been teaching for 38 years, he has had the opportunity to teach his student’s children and has had babies named after him that aren’t related.
How does this relate to art? When people use their imagination it grows into other aspects of life. Art is one of those connectors that can be shared by all ages. Children put adults back in touch with their changing world through art and it is generally a meditative process that is both productive and soothing.
Do something special for your daddy, he may be related or he may just be chosen. Give him a piece of art that only you can make.