Thursday, 18 August 2011

Once Upon a Time...

This post is for Joshua. The son of a dear friend of mine, little Joshua is a heart stealer. He has the cutest smiles and is always happy to show them off. I love watching my friend read out a story to him. He looks at her with such a serious expression, as though he really understands every word. Sometimes I wonder if he sees himself as part of the story...
And that's when I thought of doing a customized bed time story for little Josh. But instead of a conventional book, that he sometimes finds edible, this one goes up on his wall. So he can look at it while he's nodding off to sleep and carry that charming smile into his dreams.

These are the finished frames. Little Josh loves sneaking a peek at himself, 
and it always makes him smile his toothy smile again.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Land of Pretend...

This is a story that I wrote and illustrated for my 4 year old niece, Aliya. Aliya is a beautiful little girl with an exceptionally rich  imagination. She keeps wandering off into her world of make believe, where she plays a ballerina one moment and a pianist the next. While she was visiting me in Istanbul, she took my hand one afternoon and allowed me to accompany her on her flight of fantasy. Here's a glimpse of our journey through the beautiful land of 'pretend'.

These frames hold memories of that wonderful afternoon with little Aliya.