Tiny Human Peoples.

Tiny Human Peoples.  - student project

I started creating little water colour family portraits to raise funds to go on a mission to Uganda 2 years ago - they were pretty popular, I'm not sure if it was because they were super cute, or if it was because people wanted to support our goal of working in an orphanage for 5 weeks (my hubby and I have not had children (yet!) you can read all about that on my blog, if you are uber curious www.lostbumblebee.net in the about me section) So people who love us, really wanted us to go and work in this orphanage, I'm sure most of them wanted us to return with a beautiful Ugandan Baby, and once I got there, I did too :)

Back to my Tiny Human Peoples- I love love love creating them so SPEEDING ahead 2 years (with a teeny tiny stop to say we did go to Uganda and worked in an orphanage, a baby home and a medical clinic- and it was life changing and awesome) so here we are in 2016- and my hubby got a position working in Vietnam- so we are here for 2 years, and lets just say the mail delivery system here is crazy to figure out- so I am not creating watercolours and shipping them anymore- instead I migrated to my iPad and I've been creating digital version of my Tiny Humans that celebrate different cultures and peoples from all over the world!

I'm not really sure where to go with them, and what to do, but I can't stop creating them, and the more detail the better for me, I am just thoroughly enjoying this process-  Maybe someday we'll see them on cushions, or bedding fabric for little people, and t-shirts. Who knows where it is going, but I hope it goes somewhere, I love creating them, and I hope people enjoy seeing them, and get a kick outta seeing their cultural dress in a little tiny human <3

I feel this represents me, because I have been blessed to be able to travel quite a bit lately and I get to see how cultures are so different and amazing, no one culture is better than another, just different. As a global citizen I personally want to respect, honour, and celebrate different cultures.  It takes us all to make the world turn <3

Thanks for reading!

Melissa 

aka LostBumblebee

My First little One is a little Vietnamese girl in her Ao Dai - because living here in Vietnam, it is a world apart from Canada, and it is a beautiful world. I wanted to  celebrate what I was seeing around me...

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 1 - student project

Ukrainian Tradition

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 2 - student project

Inuit Culture

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 3 - student project

Columbian Culture

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 4 - student project

Korean Culture

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 5 - student project

Indian Culture

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 6 - student project

Indonesian Sasak Culture 

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 7 - student project

Indonesian Sasak Culture Boy

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 8 - student project

Maasai Culture

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 9 - student project

Portuguese Culture

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 10 - student project

Canadian Mountie Girl (Cause I'm a little Canadian Girl :) 

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 11 - student project

Tibetan Culture

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 12 - student project

And a Ninja for my Husband.

Tiny Human Peoples.  - image 13 - student project

All of these can be viewed and purchased on my ETSY shop as digital prints... you can check them out here: www.lostbumblebee.etsy.com