This story was inspired my 3 year-old niece who I often play with. When she was peeking from her pajama on her head for fun, she looked like a starfish and so adrable. I imagined what it would be like if human children could play in the sea. To express the colorful and cheerful image of the sea, I focused on using bright colored thresh and 3 dimensional stitches throughout the story.
Illustration for diary cover (Hawaii Lifestyle Diary)