Omaha-based graphic designers Martin and Michelle Bruckner live with a constant source of inspiration - their 5-year-old daughter, Harper Grace. She says the wackiest and most hilarious things sometimes, and her dad had a stroke of genius when he decided to start drawing them. Visualising the contents of a child's mind is a daunting task, but his illustrations are somehow exactly what we would expect a "cute Batman" or a "circus goat" to look like.


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The project is named Spaghetti Toes, a title which originates from a family dinner conversation when Michelle had to inform young Harper Grace that pasta certainly has no place near anyone's feet. It's innocently comical moments like these that feed the fire of Martin's colourful and kooky artworks. As absurd as they may be, they remind us of a time when our imaginations were also limitless, and make us wonder if it might be worthwhile to take life a little less seriously.

Enjoy some of Spaghetti Toes' greatest hits below, and be sure to vote for the ones that speak to your inner child the most. You can also check out Martin's latest book, I Love You With All My Butt, here.

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

Spaghetti Toes Report

Cat Meow 1 month ago

I can imagine my 5-year-old niece praying to Elsa, too. Why do little kids love her so much?

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

Spaghetti Toes Report

Cat Meow 1 month ago

I like her way of thinking

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

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Jeremie Guerra 1 month ago

That's really beautiful, both the thought and the illustration!

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

Spaghetti Toes Report

Brownie emoji 1 month ago

This one is mu favorite

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

Spaghetti Toes Report

Daria B 1 month ago

Maybe, somewhere in a galaxy far away... There are people with, say, green skin? ♥ Gotta love them too. ★★★★♥

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

Spaghetti Toes Report

Marie 1 month ago

This one is so poetic

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

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Ayra 1 month ago

And here we have a future ghostbuster!

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

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John L 1 month ago

I wish my legs would hurry up and stretch like your's.

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

Spaghetti Toes Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 1 month ago

Is the 4rth guy Spiderman??? ;-)

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Dad Turns His Daughter’s Sayings Into Illustrations

Spaghetti Toes Report

Dawn Warburton 1 month ago

This one should have way more votes...

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