A guest post by Mermaid Waterlily
If you're anything like me, you have taken advantage of 2020 by finding more ways to entertain yourself. I have personally found a lot more time to read, write, and explore new books this year compared to last year, especially those with pretty pictures to admire. Some of these books would make wonderful gifts for friends of all ages this holiday season and surprisingly, they aren't all mermaid-related!
Maiden Mermaid - The Tale of Sirena
Written by Sheri Wall, Illustrated by Ilona Stuijt
This is a great book for children and mermaid lovers anywhere. It's a fun tale that also teaches kid's about trust and patience.
Julián is a Mermaid
Written and Illustrated by Jessica Love
A beautiful story of love and acceptance that proves how anyone can be a mermaid.
My Body, My Home: A Radical Guide to Resilience and Belonging
Written by Victoria Emanuela, Illustrated by Caitlin Metz
An interactive and inspiring book that inspires mental health, healing, and connecting with oneself. The prompts are thought-provoking and unique. My Body, My Home is truly one of a kind!
Duskie the Owl
Written by Matthew Gindling, Illustrated by Melissa Rohr
An adorable story about belonging and friendship, Duskie sure goes on a wild adventure! The illustrations in this book are sure to make people of all ages smile.
Coloring Books By Melissa Rohr
Not all books need words and coloring books are always a hit this time of year! Melissa Rohr has unique and fun coloring pages for everyone. Dive into her Aquatic Coloring Book to remember summer days on the beach or pick up her Robot Coloring Book to see into the future. She even has a Mermaid Coloring Book!
Books are a great way to exercise our brains and take a much-needed pause from all the news and social media take over. Hopefully this little list can come of great use to someone in need of a break because if there's any gift that someone could use this year, it's definitely a good book.
Join us for Old Man Winter's Virtual Holiday Bazaar!There are two ways to attend this virtual market November 28-30!
🌲 Sign up for a free email ticket here, and enter to win a door prize!
🍄 Join the Facebook group and participate in the activities here!
Activities will include:
-Free coloring page printables & coloring contest
-Enter to win a door prize when you sign up for a free e-ticket
-Coupon codes and gifts from select vendors
-A "how to draw" video tutorial
-The Inky Octopus will release several new products during this event, including holiday stationery and ornaments!
Other Featured Vendors:
Binx Ceramic - Adorable clay critters
Ethereal Aromas Incense - Handmade incense blends and resin incense
Mermaid Waterlily - Original t-shirts & gifts
Rising Phoenix Perfumery - Original perfume blends
Stephanie Mai Designs - Black ink illustrations inspired by the Pacific Northwest
WaggonsWest - Handmade whimsical plush and merit badges
Would you like a reminder email when this event begins? Click here!
Duskie the Owl Picture Book Released at Virtual Halloween Market
St. Louis author and illustrator create online event to help small businesses this autumn
St. Louis, Missouri - Author Matthew Gindling and illustrator Melissa Rohr will release Duskie the Owl, a children’s storybook, on October 16, 2020. The book will be for sale during The Inky Octopus Virtual Halloween Market, an online shopping event featuring a variety of artists and makers.
Duskie the Owl features a screech owl who wants to find a new friend in his forest home. The Inky Octopus Virtual Halloween Market runs from October 16-18, 2020. More information about Duskie the Owl and The Inky Octopus Virtual Halloween Market can be found at www.TheInkyOctopus.com, and on the Facebook event page.
Matthew Gindling is a visual artist, musician and creator of artisanal incense blends. Matthew received a BFA with emphasis on graphic design from Webster University (MO). Melissa Rohr’s past book releases include The Sleep Catcher written by Za Goodbrake, Little Bird, Little Bird by Loni Hoots, and an Octopus Coloring Book. Melissa received a BFA in illustration from Columbia College Chicago (IL), and is the owner of The Inky Octopus online art shop.
Name of Press Contact: Melissa Rohr
New items coming to the shop on October 16th at 3pm CST! Join us at the Inky Octopus Virtual Halloween Market and see all of the new goodies.
Join us for the Inky Octopus Virtual Halloween Market! Shop spooky items from a variety of artists and makers online!
Attend the virtual market by doing one (or more) of the following throughout the weekend:
-Visiting the vendors' shops and social media pages
-RSVPing to the Facebook event page, and participating in the activities in the discussion area
-Browse the hashtag #InkyHalloweenMarket on Instagram and Facebook to see more art and products
-Color our free coloring page (to be announced), and share your creation for a chance to win
-Print our free Jack-o-Lantern templates (to be announced), and share your finished carved pumpkins
View more details on the Virtual Halloween Market page!
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