2/10/18

Inky's Great Adventure

 
 
 
 
 
I can finally share some exciting news. I had the great pleasure to illustrate a children's book, "Inky's Great Adventure" written by Sy Montgomery, acclaimed author of "The Soul of an Octopus". It is the true story of a very clever octopus named Inky who escaped the New Zealand Aquarium and found his way home. Chock full of octopus facts, it was so much fun bringing Inky to life on the page. Now available for pre-sale online and due in book stores Oct '18. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1/23/18

Illustration Nation

I am so excited to share this new klass at Sketchbook Skool, Illustrator Nation, with nine illustrators including myself. Enrollment is now open and klass starts Feb 19. Join us and learn about illustrating projects for major companies and book publishers. Klass includes tips, videos, assignments and a large community to share your progress. Also,I have two free enrollments to give away, just leave me a comment and/or email me and let me know your interest. Come join the fun!! Register at sketchbookskool.com




1/21/18

1/7/18

Hidden City

Hello 2018! It's off to a fun start. I received my first copy of "Hidden City" published by Eerdman's Books for Young Readers and illustrated by Sarah Grace Tuttle. It is a book of illustrated poems about nature found in the city.

If you hop on over to Instagram you can see a sneaky peek video I just posted...
https://www.instagram.com/schimlersafford/



I post more regularly there if you are interested in following my work. I hope you enjoy my sneaky peeks. The book is now available for pre-order online.

12/31/17

The New Year

I don't post much on this ol' blog anymore, mostly on Instagram (link on the right), but I thought I should share this about 2017. For me it was the year of the children's books. I worked on three which are all coming out in 2018.

One about a cheeky octopus, one about a lonely elephant, and one about nature found in urban environments.... I will be posting upon the book releases.

To all I wish you a happy healthy and prosperous new year.... here's to all the possibilities.
xo


11/17/17

Hidden City

Going over proofs for Hidden City coming out in March '18. Can't wait to share this children's book written by Sarah Grace Tuttle about nature in the city. #Eerdmans #kidtlit #childrensbooks