Get Inspired l Naoko Stoop


I’m trying to bring out the five-year old in people through my artwork. Because I believe that is the last moment before children start learning how complicated the world is, and that was when I once stopped drawing. It took me decades to come back to myself. Now? Here I am drawing everyday!
— Naoko Stoop

My dear sister, Lily gave me this adorable card by Naoko Stoop. I loved her illustrations so much I started googling this artist. Boy, I'm glad I did. Naoko Stoop work is magically, sparkling and and stunning. Immediately through my local library, I was able to two borrow of her books. The illustrations in these books that I'm about to share with you were done in acrylic, ink and pencil on plywood.

The first book is about teamwork and turn something into extraordinary and the 2nd one is about dream - we adult sometimes forget to ask ourselves. 

Giraffe With Knit Scarf reading Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by Naoko Stoop.

Theme of this book quoted from back cover - Red Knit Cap Girl and her forest friends work together to turn one ordinary tree into something extraordinary!

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Have your turns an ordinary thing into something extraordinary lately?

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Giraffe With Knit Scarf reading Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop.

Theme of this book quoted from back cover - Red Knit Cap Girl is a little girl with a BIG dream - to meet the Moon.

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What's your BIG dream? Most people will tell me I don't have one. Sure, you do! Either you're shy to mention it or you think your dream is silly or not BIG enough. For me, dream doesn't have to be BIG or small - simply a dream. Have your tried to share with your dream someone? I bet one million dollar they will share their dream with you.

Like the illustrations in these books, head over to Naoko's Esty Shop to purchase one or two or simply check it out.

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Here is something I just discovered, Giraffe With Knit Scarf can sit alone without any support. Why is that? That is a question for another time.

Light off. Time for bed. We wish you sweet dreams.