There's no other possible explanation...
I'm just outrageously Vanessa!
I live and work multiple jobs in Columbia, South Carolina. These jobs range from drawing single illustrations to children's books to caricatures at live events such as birthday parties/wedding receptions to working in customer/food service.
You could say that I am a bit of a workaholic...
I graduated from Winthrop University (Rock Hill, South Carolina) with a BFA in Illustration. My dream is to make my mark in the world of children's illustration. I find the power of a child's vast imagination extremely appealing and strive for my artwork to provide positive and whimsical experiences using fun, vibrant colors and fairy tale / folk tale themes.
I also enjoy watching LOTS of anime and animated Disney movies; singing (mostly off-key); and wearing crazy costumes and colorful, vivacious wigs! I probably have enough to open my own small town costume shop!!
I've even dabbled in some face-painting here and there...(see Grenchessa Bah Humbug Grump).
Other than being known for rocking purple hair, my Grenchessa costume is pretty famous around these parts! She brightens up people's days during the Christmas season, unlike her super duper extremely distant a bajillion times removed relative... I am sure you can guess who! ;)
As my personal motto goes:
"There's no other possible explanation...
I'm just outrageously Vanessa!"
My Children's Books:
No Fear For Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9
written by Kimberly P. Johnson c. 2014
The Song of the Armadillo: Coloring & Activity Book
written/ illustrated/ designed by yours truly! c. 2016
The Song of the Armadillo (storybook)
The Song of the Armadillo: Coloring & Activity Books One, Two, and Three
The Song of the Armadillo: Activity Workbook
The Little Foresters Adventures With Larry the Logger written by Dana Bloome c. 2020
Good Morning, Little Pretty Girl
An adult-coloring book and life journal
written by Tabitha Hall-Pennon c. 2019