落し物 (otoshimono); Japanese meaning: lost article. Otoshimono.org was created in 2005 whilst living in Chiba, Japan, and it quickly became the lost and found of my work. Early illustrations tell stories of Japanese ghosts, folktales and quirky newspaper articles. Explorations in new media as well as in traditional illustration and sculpture focus on personal memories and stories.  Personal illustration work and accessories are sold here and my clothing line, Chiba ghosts, sold here!

I began illustrating professionally in 2006 and became a member of The Jacky Winter Group in Melbourne in 2007, since that time I have also given talks and workshops on all sorts of topics related to illustration and design, such as professional practice, drawing, marketing and character design. See Workshops for more information.

More recently I have begun exploring the Australian bush and local flora and fauna in my work whilst still maintaining the ukiyo-e influenced aesthetic in my work. Current projects include building a giant world of characters, Otoshimono Charactez, and writing and illustrating a children’s book.

You can often find me working alongside Chris Jacobs in Studio 5 located at Burrinja Cultural centre, Upwey with our young son and snappy corgi ‘Pickles McGerkin’.

Let’s be making happy pictures!

Email me at : innocentgirl@otoshimono.org

Blog : http://innocentgirl.wordpress.com/

Let’s be making happy pictures!