Adventures of the Little Fly VIII

Continuation of introducing the Adventures of the Little Fly.

The tree of the little fly is illuminated by winter lights.

Tree Winter lights Iceland_Melanie Franz

Adventures of the Little Fly VII

Continuation of introducing the Adventures of the Little Fly.

I very much enjoyed drawing this snow covered garden scene.

During the beginning of the long winter nights here in Iceland, many people cover their trees with winter lights. It makes the dark nights appear more bright.

We had the first snowflakes flying around here yesterday. Way too early if you ask me.

Adventures of the Little Fly VI

Continuation of introducing the Adventures of the Little Fly.

When the little fly woke up again and looked out of her hole in her tree, the garden looked weird. A white blanket was covering everything.

What had happened?

The mountains around Reykjavik are all covered in snow this morning. Winter has certainly arrived.

Fly in tree_Melanie Franz
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Adventures of the Little Fly V

A continuation of introducing the latest children’s book I finished illustrating.

The little fly decided to fly back to her hole in the tree and sleep as she was super tired. There she slept and slept.

FYI the sleeping positions of the little fly have been inspired by my dog…

Adventures of the Little Fly IV

Continuation of introducing the Adventures of the Little Fly.

Something was different in the garden of the little fly. The flowers seemed to let their heads hang and also the bees flew slower than usual.

Fly garden autumn bees_Melanie Franz

Adventures of the Little Fly III

Part III of the little fly story introduction.

One morning when the little fly woke up in her hole in her tree, she noticed that something was different in the garden…

Fly in her tree_Melanie Franz

Adventures of the Little Fly II

Welcome to the little fly week, where I introduce the Adventures of the Little Fly. The book is available in Icelandic here.

The little fly lives in a hole in a tree in a big garden.

little fly_Melanie Franz
Fly Tree_Melanie Franz

Adventures of the Little Fly

I thought it is about time to introduce the second children’s book that I have been illustrating. It is now available on Amazon.

Unfortunately the story is only available in Icelandic, and I don’t think there are that many Icelandic readers here. But maybe there are aspiring Icelandic learners. It is certainly suitable for them as it is intended for children 6 years and older.

The first book I ever illustrated was the story of Nobbi and his pug Kobbi, written by my friend Norbert, which you can find here.

The Adventures of the Little Fly is written also by an Icelandic author, Rúna Vala, and tells the story of a little fly who lives in a tree in a garden. Puzzled by the changing seasons and the change the garden goes through the little fly sets our on unexpected adventures.

The fly has no name as it is just a fly, not a very small one, but not a very big one either. Just about average.

Little Fly_Melanie Franz

Balloon Party

Capybaras are the life of the party…. or so they say.

The black and white version below is also part of my Capybara Colouring Book.

I would love to see your version of it!

Capybara teeth never stop growing

Like with other rodents, capybaras’ front teeth never stop growing. Their incisors are strong and chisel-like, making them highly effective at cutting through grass.
In order to keep their teeth to a reasonable length, they get worn down from all the eating they do.

This little capybara and many other fun facts you find in my colouring book.

capybara Melanie Franz

Capybaras Love an All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar

Have been eating heaps during the weekend. Time to get active again.

Capybaras are vegetarians and they eat lots of greens, sometimes more than 3-4
kilograms a day! They feed on grasses and aquatic plants, but also fruit and bark can be on the
menu.

This little chef and more fun facts you can find in my Capybara Colouring Book.

Have a beautiful Monday!

201022-inktober_chef-Melanie Franz

Hiding From the Rain

Pouring rain today and I am hiding under the blanket. This capybara was not so lucky but was caught by the downpour while camping.

This capybara is also part of my capybara colouring book which you can find here.

Have a great weekend!

20 capybara camping_Melanie Franz

Everything is better when in good company

At least that is my opinion. I prefer to share a good meal with friends rather than eating on my own.

Capybaras are very social creatures. They like to be surrounded by friends and family.

More fun facts and drawings you can find in my capybara colouring book.

210106 Capybara Pool party wiht lemons_Melanie Franz

Where are you flying to?

I’m currently dreaming about a Greek island. Not sure where this capybara is going to. But you can set the scene and add the background in my capybara colouring book, which you can find here.

More description about the book you can find also here.

Have a lovely day!

Balloon fligth capybara_Melanie Franz

Pool Time II

Just putting out more pug illustrations from our Nobbi & Kobbi – Best Friends book.

Pugs are fun and silly looking sometimes. That’s at least my opinion.

If you and your kids like pugs, then this children’s book may be for you. My first attempt at illustrating a children’s story.

Book in English

Deutsches Buch

Bók á Íslensku

Pug pool_ Melanie Franz

Pool Life

Kobbi the pug is waiting for summer. So am I.

I am certainly ready to go to the pool, if it just wasn´t so windy today…

More silly pug drawings you find in my first illustrated children’s story written by my Icelandic friend Norbert. The story is now also available in Icelandic for any language enthusiasts out there.

Book in English

Deutsches Buch

Bók á íslensku

Pug pool_ Melanie Franz

Nobbi & Kobbi – Children´s Book

You can find my first illustrated children´s story of the two best friends now also in German on Amazon. The English version you find here.


Die Geschichte von Nobbi und Kobbi gibt es jetzt auch auf Deutsch auf Amazon zu kaufen.


In hindsight I would do many things differently when it comes to illustrating and editing the book. But then again, it was the first and there is a learning curve. 🙂 I definitely want to do more book illustrations and am busy practicing and learning new publishing and editing programs.

In fact, I just finished my second children’s book, a story about a little fly. I am very happy of how it turned out. More about it soon!

I have plenty of inspiration when it comes to drawings but I suck at making up stories. If anyone has a great story idea they would like to collaborate on, please drop me a line.

In the meantime check out the silly story of Nobbi & Kobbi.

TV_Nobbi & Kobbi_Melanie Franz