Monday, 21 November 2011

The Adventurous Astronaut

Just when I had resigned myself to the fact that bed time stories were all for little girls, I was commissioned to design a story for a special little boy, who's big shiny dreams are scattered with stardust. Little Aalyosh is a bright young boy, with a curious mind, always looking to unravel the secrets of twinkling planets and shimmering stars. It's beautiful to watch his bright green eyes light up as he peers through his telescope each night, looking for flying spaceships and green faced aliens that may be hovering outside his bedroom window. One day, when he's a famous astronaut, I'm going to ask him to bring me back some moon-rock from his exciting adventures in outer space! :-)

The  finished frames that add a sparkle to our little Astronaut's room.

Detailing of the astronaut illustration.

The special poem written for Aalyosh.
  Write to me at heetal@beetleandbottle for a personalized story specially for your little astronaut!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Lady Bugs & Giant Hugs

This is a story that has been a complete delight to design. As a little girl, I remember being completely transfixed by the tiny, but perfectly round spot of colour on a lady bug's wings. I guess my little art director's eye found great wonder in the brilliant red hues and the perfectly scattered polka dots on these magical creatures. So when my friend called to tell me that her little daughter was awe struck by her new lady bug toy, I felt that old sense of wonder returning. Painting Miss Ladybug took me back to those warm fuzzy afternoons, spent peering happily into the green leaves of the little park near my house; looking for my pretty dotted friends, while the other kids focused on slides and swings. My finished frames now hang happily in little Ira's room and everytime she looks at them, I see the same wonder in her eyes. It's clear that Ira and Miss Ladybug are going to be friends for a long time to come. 

Set of 4 frames including a personalized story

Write to me on for a personalized Magic Ladybug story for your little one.