Even if you're afraid of bugs, we're betting you'll be won over by Amy Ruppel's series of State Insect paintings and prints featuring many of kids' favorite crawling and flying creatures. She's created a piece for each state's official state insect with the exception of a few states who don't have one (we're looking at you Michigan!).
Amy's past work has been primarily inspired by birds, but she's managed to depict dragon flies, praying mantises, bees, butterflies, ladybugs, etc. with the same alluring, colorful charm. Her original paintings are very affordable at $145 and prints are a mere $20. Find them all at Amy's site.