Nicole Amada Ichtertz studied Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. She later studied fiber arts and began her training as a Waldorf teacher.Inspired by the beautiful picture books she collected while working with children, and by nature, mythology, and the magical worlds children inhabit, she began creating her own illustrations.Her first children’s book was done in collaboration with an 8 year old girl named Skylar Dharma Schmitt. Nicole lives with her cat, Milk, in Southern California.
Skylar Dharma Schmitt is an 8 year old with a heart of gold and a head of infinite dreams. She spends her days creating fairy gardens and water painting her visions. Skylar loves spending time in Mount Shasta and Lake Arrowhead. Her love for her school and classmates lead her to want to create a future for her growing school. Imaginary Land is the first of many books to come. After publishing this first book she set a goal to publish one book each year.