Wednesday, 27 March 2013

funny boy

He's a funny little boy, that Oki. At 20 months old, he's full of surprises and a whole lot of fun :) Each day brings new words and sentences, conversations and observations, games and giggles. 
He has an incredible memory. He likes singing, making up words, lining things up. Among his favourite things are trains, Totoro, pine cones, ducks, chicken, grapes and books. 

He still walks a bit like an orangutan, and now does a funny little squat, points and shouts 「あっ」(OH!) when he's found something.

A couple more snippets from our daily life...

 ...thanks Oki. You really do make me smile everyday :)

Thursday, 21 March 2013

circles and lines and colour

I've been enjoying making patterns and exploring colour - colours that I don't often use in my children's book illustrations. I wish I could do this kind of thing all the time as it's so much fun, but I'm constantly worried about making a living these days, which makes me feel guilty if I'm not doing something that leads directly to paid work. 
But sometimes, you just have to forget it all, loosen up and have a little fun. It helps lift my mood especially during these loooong cold wet months :)