So this is me and my two boys...eventually I might have a photo with hubby in it too but it’s probably too much to ask that everyone will be looking the right way and actually like the photo when it’s taken...so for now this will have to do the job.
Welcome to Button and Squirt! Im Ria, Im mummy to Dexter and Axel the inspiration for everything here at Button and Squirt, even the name (thats their nicknames that my Dad gave them when they were born).
I have always loved animals, nature and the world around me. Since I was very young I loved to find out everything I could about animals and I equally loved to draw and paint. My mum still has a hedgehog picture I created out of off cuts of vinyl tiles and she let me loose in my play room as a child and let me paint the entire wall with a huge orca.
Fast forward a few years (cough) and I had my first child, from the moment that kid knew what he was looking at he fell in love with nature and animals, and that passion and excitement started to rub off on me again and my love for it all came rushing back to the forefront of my mind.
That brings us up to now, where my love of drawing and animals has been brought back to life with Button and Squirt. I draw unusual animals from around the world to create my amazing animals fact cards to teach kids (and adults) all about the animals that we share the earth with, to hopefully help them to fall in love and want to protect them for the future.
Over the past year I have created and released four sets of cards, a puzzle and a colouring book, alongside notebooks and some fun gift items. I’m hoping to continue to expand my educational range, watch this space for what comes next.
Button and Squirt, Westbury, UK BA13 4HJ