Hi, I’m Kyla and here’s my story.
Stories have always inspired us and brought laughter into our lives. Whether it’s with pen or paintbrush, I’m a storyteller at heart. I was raised on regular spoonfuls of Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden, and Peter Rabbit. It’s no wonder my imagination sometimes runs away on me.
I wanted to delight and inspire young children. I decided it was time to pursue my artistic passion for all things creative, so I headed on an adventure of my own – writing and illustrating storybooks. In 2015, Pippin’s Press was created. It’s a small quaint press through which I create limited-edition, hand-bound and designed storybooks. I write all the stories and then illustrate them in watercolour. My stories are about farm life adventures narrated by rambunctious animals that children love. Each book is assembled by hand with care. The cover pages are made with French folds and are then placed in a press for up to five days.
I choose the colour scheme and layout for every book edition. Selecting specialty paper in bold vibrant colours from all over the world gives the books their artisanal finish. From the artistic details of every storybook to its materials and hand-stitching, Pippin’s Press is about good quality original storybooks. These books are created to be keepsakes for your nursery and home, because those cherished childhood memories live on.
Surrounded by rainforest and horses, I’ve spent the majority of my life in Victoria, BC. I now live in Calgary, AB with my husband and two mischievous house rabbits, Axel and Abby, that I often host tea parties with. Having a flare for vintage, nothing touches me more than a handwritten letter or the smell of an old book.
I work as a full-time author and artist creating the next series of fun-loving animal adventures. I hope my storybooks become a source of inspiration and happiness for you and your children.
Thanks for hopping by!