Thank you to everyone who attended The Sleep Catcher Book Release & Signing at the Novel Neighbor in Webster Groves! We were blown away by your support.
The Sleep Catcher is a captivating wordless tale about a young girl's quest to fall asleep. The book takes place in St. Louis and has pictures of many landmarks from our city. The Sleep Catcher story was created by Za Goodbrake, and illustrated by Melissa Rohr. It can now be purchased on The Inky Octopus and Amazon.
I wanted to share a few photos of my newest story book, A Swim in the River. This book was commissioned by my aunt for her grandson - how fun! I enjoyed creating a picture book featuring life within a river, through watercolor illustrations.
Throughout this book, follow the story of a little fish and his daily journey through a stream. Meet all of the other creatures the fish encounters on his trip! This illustrated story book allows a young reader to engage with a narrative and come up with his or her own words while looking through the pages. View this book in my shop, and on Amazon!
Here's a couple of pages from the next two coloring books I'm working on: a Woodland Coloring Book & a Creatures of the Water Coloring Book.
Here's a few projects I've been working on lately: my new Robot Coloring Book, and a few more fun animal illustrations! Which character is your favorite?
The coloring book and quite a few new illustrations will be debuting at the RAW event TRANSLATIONS.
I am excited to announce that a selection of my work is now available at The Heirloom Room! This fun shop is located in Antique Row on Cherokee Street in downtown St. Louis, and it features a beautifully curated selection of home decor, furniture, gifts and local art. Some of my favorite items included adorable handmade plush elephants and fun animal napkin rings. You can now find a selection of my original greeting cards, postcards and illustrated books in this unique shop. Stop by their Facebook page for more photos and information.
I've been working on a rough layout for my future portfolio. I decided to make a small landscape book to see the possibilities of the layout, and to help me decide which pieces to include. For the finished portfolio, I'd like to make the binding from wood, and possibly wood-burn a design into the cover. I've gotten some great feedback on it so far, and subsequently have many ideas on how to improve it. I also might create some mini-bound books, much like this first draft, to use as leave-behinds or self-promo pieces. What do you think?
I'm an illustrator with an affinity for octopi. I love using watercolor and ink, and really enjoy working with the book form. View some of my story books, coloring books, and critter illustrations in my shop. Also, visit my Facebook page & Instagram feed.