Secret Sea (EtchArt)
Uncover a magical world as you etch your own folk-art in these activity books that take you on a journey through nature. Hiding beneath panels of scratchable ink, birds, bees and other beasts lie, waiting to be uncovered using your stylus.
Mike Jolley has worked as an Art Director in children's books for over 25 years. He also sells artwork made from found objects, under the name 'Box 2'. It was during one of his many junk shop visits that the idea of using midcentury school information charts for Curiositree first took shape. He lives on a cliff overlooking the English Channel. AMANDA WOOD and MIKE JOLLEY have been making books together for more than twenty years. Together they have created all sorts of prize-winning picture books as well as many information books. They live and work in the UK. DINARA MIRTALIPOVA is a self- taught illustrator/designer. Born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she eventually landed in snowy Ohio. Raised in Soviet Uzbek culture, she inhabited Uzbek/Russian folklore that still influences her work. For a long time Dinara has been among illustrators and designers at American Greetings. She left her creative role at American Greetings in February 2014 to pursue her ever growing freelance career and to start a new chapter as a free spirit independent designer. Currently Dinara works from her home studio in Sagamore Hills, OH.