childrens book

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Illustration Friday :Snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Illustration Friday :Explore

Illustration Friday :Explore
I like going to forests, 
Sometimes I can feel the breeze, 
By the trees. 
In the park, the trees have bark.
That's where insects and animals live, 
Beauty to the forest they give. 
I always explore, 
In the forest more

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

My Christmas cards in Zazzle Store :-)

       Welcome to my greeting cards at Zazzle! I truly appreciate your "Like."Thank you!
New to my Card Zazzle store!!!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Illustration Friday : Tree

I built me a tree house
High up amongst the green

Of the friendly leaves
I built me a tree house. Just for me.
So I can sit and think 
And be free, To be me.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Illustration Friday : Shy

I know from my experiences, it wasn’t always easy being a shy child. It was tough. I felt like I needed to speak out so many times, but I just couldn’t. Maybe I’m making up for all those silenced thoughts now.
But let’s make sure we don’t try too hard to change our shy kids. Being shy is a part of their personality. We need to show them that we love them and accept them for who they are.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Illustration Friday :SKY

Here is my Illustration Friday for Theme Sky.It is an oil painting I did last year.As it was a festive week in India ,I couldnt  make out time for a new illustration for sky.Anyway hope this will make you smile.

I am also sharing some of my pics from the Durga festival here.
Durga Puja - the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess, is one of the most important festivals of India. Apart from being a religious festival for the Hindus, it is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation, and a celebration of traditional culture and customs. While the rituals entails ten days of fast, feast and worship, the last four days - Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami - are celebrated with much gaiety and grandeur in India and abroad, especially in Bengal, where the ten-armed goddess riding the lion is worshipped with great passion and devotion.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Illustration Friday: Water

The early morning dew caressed petals
of garden flowers, allowing them to
hold their tiny heads toward the sky.

I wore the sun as a glove this morning, 
covering my skin with its warm embrace, while
the mist from the garden hose ever so slightly
touched my legs as I watered our beautiful

A sense of tranquility came over me as I
stood there basking in the beauty of the day.
A slight wind touched the back of my neck
and I was sure I heard a whisper say, 
I love you. 

Melvina Germain

Friday, 5 October 2012

Latest on my children's book illustrations!

Friends, it's been a long time since my last post!
Life can be like a roller coaster ride, full of ups and downs.
I've  my share of ups and downs. I know that God will see me through all situations, and I trust Him to do so.My father is not keeping well and I find myself more disturbed everyday, constantly pray he gets well soon! It is  hard to see close family going through a hard situation.Yet people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. What enables them to do so?  It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in taking a number of steps.Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity.

 I've been  trying to be positive and focusing illustrating a couple of books.Hope things gets better gradually.
Latest on my children's book illustrationing! Some images from the story I finished recently.
Apart from this I completed two custom stories which will be published soon through "HAEM"
Thank you everyone for looking at this newest update to my blog.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Illustration friday: Crooked

Wonderful free video tutorials from ..Folio Academy!!!

Dear Friends....Check this great site about Design and Art tutorials from  FOLIO ACADEMY by Talented children's book Illustrator Will Terry.They are celebrating the launch of  Folio Academy 2.0 website and offering a free video tutorial to anyone who would like to blog about them.
I have purchased one of the video and it was AWESOME !
So Hurry and ...Grab this wonderful offer!!!


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Illustration Friday :Imagination

When at home alone I sit
And am very tired of it,
I have just to shut my eyes
To go sailing through the skies--
To go sailing far away
To the pleasant Land of Play;
To the fairy land afar
Where the Little People are;

-Robert Louis Stevenson, excerpt from The Little Land

My imagination today takes me to far away  to the fairyland!
I hope  this watercolor  makes you smile!!! Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Olivia and her lost board book completed!

Olivia and her lost puppy ......the first first board book from "Happily ever after Me"

"Olivia LOVED LOVED LOVED the book. It has become her current favorite." 
To read more about Olivia and the Lost Puppy and to enter to win your own custom BOARD BOOK (new product!!) take a look here:

Friday, 3 August 2012

"My first trip to Africa"

Monday, 30 July 2012

Illustration Friday :Lonely

She sits alone in her bedroom, 
Waiting for her sister,
She holds her memories inside her heart, 
She remembers days gone by, 
When she was just a baby, 
With her sister by her side, 
But now her life is different, 
She feels like running wild, 
She's sad and brokenhearted, 
She's a lost and lonely child.

This was an illustration I did sometimes back for a children's story based on 
how two sisters learn  to cope with living in two different homes due to separation,

but unfortunately the book was not published due to some reason but this illustration is still dear to me!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Illustration Friday :Lost

Lost in the woods,
I was lost before:
but I already escaped,
now, I'm already free;
riding on my steed
to go back home,
it takes an hour
to feel complete again,
but these winding roads
took me quite certain;
lost in the woods,
I am lost again,
a place for wilderness,
a place for nothingness:
finding my way out
my steed is dead,
loneliness covered my heart
now, walking so alone
wait for me someone.

by Jelord Klinn Cabresos 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Difficult phase !!!

I ask God to… make you happy, make you smile, guide you safely through every mile; grant you wealth, give you health, and most of all, give you care and love you well. Going through a rough phase as my father not keeping well! Hope things will be fine soon!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Illustration Friday:Secret

Children are full of expressions and creativity. 
I tried to capture the sweetness and innocence in their eyes when they
 have a secret to share with themselves!!!

"Secret of art is in enjoying the innocent expressions of the child inside us"

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Hello Everyone!!!

Hello Everyone!

Well here again after an Awesome holiday with lovely break in the Alps,Paris.
It was So.... Peacefull, dreamy and serene in Switzerland!
And Paris was absolutely wonderful with architectural surprises everywhere.
I have so much to do in mind after the Paris trip ,so many things want to capture in paper,
lets see how things works out!!! These holidays are must for everyone imbibe the  nature's beauty energy and freshness !!!!

I am always inspired  and enjoyed reading the fantastic artists that I have seen on the internet.
They all make the world a better place with their talents.
And always felt these artistic people are very good human beings!!!
 I still have a long way to go and learn and really enjoy the gradual learning process.
there's just been several things going on that I haven't had time to write about.
So let me catch you up a bit on what's happening in my premises....!!!!
Here are few sketches from a book I am working on.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Illustration Friday:Shiny

Those of your shiny eyes blinked bright,
 naughty little eyes can’t hide, much as you try to disguise it.
Have A Shining Day !!!

This is an Illustration from Classical Fairy tale series 
which I completed recently for Edcon Publishing group.
I hope you enjoyed your visit here and look forward to
 hearing from you. Your comments and feedback are greatly 

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Illustration Friday:Hurry

A mother awaits her child
Her affection knows no bounds
She has the abundance to share
and the hurried moments too few

Monday, 21 May 2012

Illustration Friday: Sight

A cheerful sight  brings joy to the heart and becomes an important expression of the self.
theme is one of vision...sight...the tricks our eyes play and the things we see and believe.

Children are such curious creatures. 
They explore, question, and wonder, and by doing so, learn and feels an intense joy inside!!!

This is an Illustration from a custom book  I did based on adoption!!!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

My Illustration based on fairy tales

Hi Everyone!

I have been a busy bee working and buzzingzzzz with some really Amazing clients.
At the moment working with two projects and enjoying illustrating them.
Both of them are entirely different , one of them based on kids adventerous trip 
and other one will take you to Mughal era with forts,princess,mughal market place etc.
And after around five ......days I am going to a vacation with family to Alps and paris :) for a eight days trip, super excited about it and... before that lots to wrap up  though ;-)

Sharing today one of my illustration I did for fairy tale series for Edcon publishing. It's always a joy to see the final product in the market :-)
Enjoy a delightful excursion into the wonderful world of make-believe, where fairy-tales and old favorite stories come vividly to life. Narration by expert storytellers, music, exciting sound effects, and dramatic dialogue will inspire children. This classic tale is sure to become a favorite pastime, treating children to a magical fantasy of entertaining enjoyment, along with life lessons to which they can relate.

Wishing you a wonderful day!!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Illustration Friday : Kernel

Ode To Autumn 

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimmed their clammy cell.

 (John Keats )

Monday, 7 May 2012

Illustration Friday:Hitched

These are from some of Illustrations from a custom story book I made for "Happily ever after me"
I hope you enjoyed your visit here and look forward to hearing from you. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

"Binkies are for babies"

Binkies are for babies"  written by Mary angel  is in the publishing process.Paperback will be available on Amazon site soon .

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Illustration Friday: Jump

My quick sketch  with soft pastels for Illustration friday :Jump.
I hope it makes you smile!!! Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Growing is great!

I'm so excited, and very grateful to God for all the opportunities!
Growing is great...learning new techniques is great...and the growth in confidence that comes from that is...priceless.I will also be posting a few sketches from a book I finished here
 I can't give any details but I can share a few snippets!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Saturday, 31 March 2012

"Crazy March "

This past month and particularly the past week has been extremely busy. 
         So I really haven't found the time to do much for this blog. I have four projects
    going at the moment so I have more than enough new work to show but no 
time to put it inblog .Can't wait to share them with you!

                                My recently illustrated book "Home Away From Home "  is available
                                on Amazon  now. Here some illustration from the book.
                                Doing one more project for the Honey.V.Hall
                              "I Love Motorcycles" is a children's picture book for ages 2-8.
                                Honey is nice friendly and easy to work.

Home Away From Home is a picture book for children ages 4-10. 
Summary: A brother and sister learn a positive way to cope
 with living in two different houses due to separation and/or divorce. 
                           This book retails for $6.99 and can be pre-ordered now by

And here is a sneak peek from the  ipad interactive book
"The king and his magical bird "
I have been working.It was my first
experience illustrating as well animating the characters
and it has really come up nicely.
My daughter and hubby narrated the sound,
It was totally a joyful experience.Can't wait to share the final published story!!!

Friday, 9 March 2012

New Projects!

Hi Everyone........!!!!!!

Here's a little peek at the two books I'm working on at the moment.
And it is such a joy to work and I am learning a lot during the whole process.
One of them is based on real life experience so its more towards realistic side and the other is sweet story for cute toddlers!