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.

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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Cat Meow 1 year 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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Cat Meow 1 year ago

I like her way of thinking

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Jeremie Guerra 1 year ago

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

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Brownie emoji 1 year ago

This one is mu favorite

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Daria B 1 year ago

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

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Marie 1 year ago

This one is so poetic

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Ayra 1 year ago

And here we have a future ghostbuster!

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John L 1 year ago

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

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Evisa Isabella Rose 1 year ago

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

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Dawn Warburton 1 year ago

This one should have way more votes...

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Daria B 1 year ago

Yes. I do. Occasionally. Not in a suicidal manner, don't worry. ♥ Just on an innocent fantasy basis. When you've got a headache, or your head feels too heavy because you cought a cold... Don't you just want to get rid of it for a while and put it back on after taking a rest?

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Cat Meow 1 year ago

Don't anyone ever dare and make her feel like she can't

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Cat Meow 1 year ago

Awwww. Poor Spidey, he got his heart broken

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i_know_im_amazing 1 year ago

I like how poetic most of these are... and then there's this!

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Franziska G. 1 year ago

Born leader

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BetaDaBomb 1 year ago

Every time I wash my hands!

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Mibo Dumplings 1 year ago

This kid going places

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John L 1 year ago

Here are the tools Little One. With my encouragement we can fix it together.

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

This kid knows how to be poetic

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Daria B 1 year ago

...and joind the X-Men! ♥

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John L 1 year ago

Yes dear, but just look at all of the eggs you can collect when you clean up.

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John L 1 year ago

Not to worry. That too shall pass soon.

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Jeremie Guerra 1 year ago

I would like to know how did she came to that specific question :)

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Stille20 1 year ago

Coffee is like that mask that pops out on air planes. You have to have your coffee first so you are better able to help your children

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Beth Isabelle Gregory 1 year ago

Awwww!made me cry it was so sweet!😅

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Glenna Wheatley 1 year ago

This was obviously after the Paris attacks. Poor little thing. It's a shame we have to tell our children about such horrors. It's a shame because they happen.

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darknessIsMyOutfit 1 year ago

I see it more of a gnome home (hey that rhymed)

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Chubby Unicorn 1 year ago

She's felt a racoon before?

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Pi... 1 year ago

I'd like to have this illustration on a tee shirt! :-D

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Roos 1 year ago

Awh

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DancingToMyself 1 year ago

Daddy is a hipster :p

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darknessIsMyOutfit 1 year ago

This one is perfect for one of those non romantic Valentine cards

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John L 1 year ago

Sweetie, change positions, and it will move for you. :D

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Tasha Harris 1 year ago

My son knows I love Deadpool and told me I need to buy Dad a Deadpool suit

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darknessIsMyOutfit 1 year ago

That's the "Swedish" thing ever

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Julemule 1 year ago

Nighthawks

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DancingToMyself 1 year ago

That kid has a thing for Spiderman :)

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Nele 1 year ago

I think nobody should be afraid to not look fabulous, it doesn't matter who's watching. And it kind of sucks that a little girl is already taught to worry about this kind of things.

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Christianna Fenton 1 year ago

There is something in the way: " Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped Have all become my pets And I'm living off of grass And the drippings from the ceiling But it's okay to eat fish 'Cause they don't have any feelings"

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Mercedes Fariña 1 year ago

Woah, her name is Arwen? I love it.

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June Pixeld 1 year ago

These are so beautifully drawn, i could really see a book coming together from it:)

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Roos 1 year ago

Hihi

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Jim 1 year ago

Fireworks in my butt, i love this kid.

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darknessIsMyOutfit 1 year ago

She has tigers wants lions all she needs is a bear and we can call her Dorothy.

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Cindy Crowell 1 year ago

"Spike is my hero...cause he's so big and strong!"

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darknessIsMyOutfit 1 year ago

Spooning leads to forking.

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Amber Ice 1 year ago

Sneaking :')

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Anonymous Confetti 1 year ago

Lol this one is awkward 😅😅😅

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

???? So random - I love it!

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

Ant-man's feeling the rejection.

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Anne-Marie O. 1 year ago

that is a song by the smiths!

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April W 1 year ago

Seinfeld

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Near Lawliet 1 year ago

Yeppppp!!! I knowwwwwww

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John L 1 year ago

That too shall pass before you know it. ;D

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Daria B 1 year ago

Some people kinda really do that actually....

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darknessIsMyOutfit 1 year ago

Shakespeare eat your heart out.

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darknessIsMyOutfit 1 year ago

I was horrified at the language that he was allowing his children to use then i read the caption. Then it was funny.

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John L 1 year ago

She must use a deodorant stone like I do.

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Karenpotato 1 year ago

People respect plaid. That's awesome

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Lauren Duffy 1 year ago

My little boy used to ask if his elephant was alive and I would say, do you think he is alive, and he would say, no mummy don't be stupid, SHE isn't alive...but she isn't dead either! He's a smart kid. I had zombie elephant dreams after that ha ha

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Beth Isabelle Gregory 1 year ago

You go,girl!

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

Appearance expectations these days.

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

Lovely.

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Lauren Duffy 1 year ago

This is my son, when I mention anything good sounding or rhyming with food. I swear he was a dog in another life!!

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Hannah Stringfellow 1 year ago

All you sinners stand up, sing Hallelujah

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