We received two more narratives to add to the growing pool of nature-inspired stories submitted for the #6FrameStoryChallenge. Isha S Valentine sent us the following stories - "Trailing the Tangled Turtle" and "Who Saved the Fish?". Isha goes on to say :
Isha S Valentine's Illustrations for the #6FrameStoryChallenge by Pratham Books
"Sketching , doodling and painting are not just hobbies for me - they are ways in which I express myself best and so it was an instantaneous decision to sign up for the challenge as soon as I came to know of it on Facebook. The hours and days have just flown by, there are so many stories that can be illustrated, and I had to restrict myself to two, as I find it extremely difficult to stay away from colours and detailing . It has been an amazing week. I enjoyed every bit of it."
(Isha S Valentine is a a stay- at-home mom of two energetic growing up boys and wife of an Army Officer. Having travelled for the past two decades, she has enjoyed working in schools in various capacities as a mentor, music teacher, librarian and as a freelancer.)
Read the other interviews by illustrators who took the challenge:
Rajiv Eipe, Kalyani Ganapathy, Prashant Miranda, Kavita Singh Kale, Megha Vishwanath, Priya Nair Panicker, Sweta Roy Choudhury, Paneendra Suresh, Priya Kuriyan, Yulianto Qin, Manjari Chakravathi, Sonal Goyal and Sumit Sakhuja, Samidha Gunjal, Preeti Lata, Shwetha Elisha,Mithila Ananth, Sunandita Mehrotra, Vedavathi Narasimha Murthy, Jithin Jacob, Vidya Gopal,Archana Sreenivasan, Somesh Kumar, Gumani, Antara Mukherji, Anjora Noronha,Vinayak Varma, Soumya Menon, Jisha Unnikrishnan, Kruttika Susarla, Ninoshka Dias, Isha S Valentine, Neelima Raparla, Vallabhi Shegaonkar, Sangeeta Das, Hari Kumar Nair,Lakhsmi Mitter, Lily Banerjee, Aditi Dilip, Niloufer Wadia, Deepa Jayaraman, AnupamaApte, Nishith Mehta, Muhammed Shafi, Amar Soni, Krishna Prakash K,Lavanya Karthik, Sonal Gupta,Kabini Amin, Jason Dvorak, Tanvi Bhat, Ranjani S, Shikha Nambiar, Aritra Roy Chowdhury, Vaishali Chudasama, Sharanya Kunnath, Priya Manikandan, Milan Nayak, Delwyn Remedios, Geetanjali B, Ambica Vinod, Shailja Jain Chougule, Chitra Chandrashekhar, Nikita Modi, David Knight, Geetali Tare, Nilomee Jesrani
If you missed the #6FrameStoryChallenge, but are inspired by the work of fellow illustrators and want to contribute to the open source story platform - do send us your stories! Story guidelines are available here.