Shelly S. Rasche is a freelance commercial artist who works with companies around the world from a studio in her Camp Point, Illinois home. Hundreds of her designs have been reproduced on a wide variety of gift, paper and cloth items. Products that bear her designs in the market place include baby bedding, music boxes, greeting cards, framed prints, mugs, women’s clothing, collectible figurines and more. She also loves to illustrate stories and curriculum materials for children. Using pen and ink along with watercolor, she makes children, animals, or even angels spring to life with a character all their own. Her warm and often humorous children’s illustrations have appeared in magazines, books and curriculum materials. In her spare time Shelly loves to work in her extensive flower gardens, complete with hummingbirds, butterflies and even a small turtle in the pond named Bob. Shelly is married to Jeffrey A. Rasche, a minister and author. The Rasches have three school-age children named Ben, Zachary and Nicholas.