Saint Louis, MO

Working with publishers, designers, and product developers throughout the United States, I create fun art for books, curriculum, magazines, and all kinds of kid-friendly products.

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7915 East Yorkshire Drive
St. Louis, MO 63123

Art & Whimsy Blog

Matilda’s Woes

Work "Sweet is the sleep of the laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep."  Ecclesiastes 5:12 This jives with my experience. Saturdays are often designated as my "work around the house day", which means yard work...

Autumn and Birds and Feet

The Birds I enjoy them. They're quirky, they bop around, yank live bait out of the ground, and they fly. I like almost everything that flies. Wasps, not so much, airplanes, yes! As Summer lingers, along with 90+ temperatures, we are looking forward to autumn. Even as...

Canine Whimsy

The Dog I recently wrapped up illustrations for a children's book about Santa's dog. It's called Santa's Dog. More about the book when we approach Christmas. You can catch a peek at the cover on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/EdKoehlerIllustrator/. Right now I...

A Wolf, Goat, and a Cabbage Got into a Boat

Leonardo struggled with Math. So says biographer Walter Isaacson, citing DaVinci's notebook entry doubling 4,096 to get 8,092. I take satisfaction in knowing the great thinker didn't get carrying the one. I recall standing at the blackboard as a befuddled second...

A League of My Own

I don't recall that our grade school baseball team had a name. Our uniforms were white with red trim, caps, and stockings, emblazoned with St. John's across the chest. I suppose we were simply called St. John's. We were in the CYC league and played other Catholic...

Oh, Tannenbaum!

Wie treu sind deine Blätter! Even if you don't speak German you may know the song. Roughly translated, that line is "How faithful are your leaves!" A Tannenbaum is a fir, or evergreen tree. This song was a standard in the predominantly German neighborhood in which I...