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Creating a story.. about a ROCKETSHIP TREE!!


Below is the story-book that I have created so far for my niece, Mia. The story is subject to change slightly, as I have found that while I paint, I come up with more and more ideas that I want to include in this universe that I have created.

Painting - As I stated before, I am illustrating the book by painting the content of each page with acrylic paints on canvas. Once completed, each page of the book will have a separate painted illustration.

Digitizing - I am using the camera on my Nexus 5X to photograph the paintings. This is proving quite difficult, due to poor lighting technique and crap photography skills, however I promise I will redo the photography sometime soon. Until then.. Google Photos Editing baby! (Crap editing skills as well).

Please comment below! Trolls will be prosecuted with tickles.

[EDIT Feb 7th- the story below is not most recent. Here is most up-to-date version]

And now for our main feature presentation -

The Adventure of Mia and The Rocketship Tree

Written and illustrated by Boaz Gavish

1 - Mia put on her space suit, took Koalabo by the hand, and walked into the street outside her garden.

2 - “Can I play with you?”, Mia called out to the children nearby.

3 - “You’re too young to play with us, Space Girl”, they yelled back. So Mia returned to her garden with Koalabo, and climbed into her red and yellow treehouse.

4 - Mia looked towards Koalabo, who was a robot Koala after all, and knew everything there was to know.

5 - “Ready for launch?” asked Koalabo. “Ready”, replied Mia, as she stuck the twig key into the tree trunk. One twist, and the tree slowly transformed…

6 - Into a rocket ship tree.

7 - Mia saw spurts of fire coming out of the tree’s branches, and knobs and buttons, all very important, which popped out on the trunk.

8 - “3..2..1..lift-off” said Koalabo, in his robotic voice, and Mia flicked the switches to fire the main engine.

9 - The rocket ship took off with a wonderful BOOM, leaving Earth behind…

10 - And quick as a flash, Mia and Koalabo were in space, travelling faster than anything you can imagine.

11 - They passed the moon shining brightly below. “Is the moon made of blue cheese?”, asked Mia. “Wouldn’t that be wonderful?”, answered Koalabo, who understood how delightful such thoughts could be.

12 - On they flew, past the

Fish-teroids, who were off on another of their own adventures

13 - Past planets, some with rings and some without.

14 - Past a flying swimming pool, full of happy, green creatures, splashing about.

15 - Past stars and other space delights.

16 - Past a fiery green sun, shining so bright.

17 - Until they reached the Space Ticklers, on a small, purplish planet.

17 - “You can’t play with us”, yelled the Space Ticklers, as they ran around tickling each other.

18 - But Mia was the best tickler of all, and she quickly tickled them, until they were filled with delight at their new found tickle champion.

19 - And so they tickled…

20 - And tickled…

21 - And tickled…

22 - Until Mia became tired of all the tickling which seemed to be all that the Space Ticklers wanted to do. What Mia really wanted, was true friendship.

23 - Then a soft sound came from the rocket ship tree. It sounded like someone calling for Mia from far, far away.

24 - “Goodbye Space Ticklers”, said Mia. However, the Space Ticklers didn’t want to let their best tickler leave their planet, so they tickled her until she was unable to move.

25 - But Koalabo was a robot, who couldn’t feel tickles, and he released a fury of tickles on the Space Ticklers, so that THEY couldn’t move.

26 - “Lift off” shouted Mia, and off they flew

27 - Through the darkness of space, past planets and stars

28 - Until they reached Mia’s garden

29 - And the children on the street were still all there, and calling her to join them.

30 - So she did!

Fin!

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