The Island Octopus is excited to release a new Animals of Sanibel Coloring Book this week! Consisting of 34 fun animal illustrations, this book features some of the critters you might find while visiting Sanibel Island, Florida. The coloring book is now available in our online shop, and will also be available in our Bell Tower (Fort Myers, FL) retail space at our grand opening on March 11!
The Animals of Sanibel Coloring Book was illustrated by Melissa Rohr Gindling, and features many of the iconic animals found on Sanibel, including the brown pelican, manatee, marsh rabbit, roseate spoonbill, gopher tortoise, Sanibel Island rice rat, junonia snail, and more. This is Melissa's 12th coloring book release.
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We're super excited to announce our grand opening at Bell Tower will be this Friday, March 11! Learn more about the grand opening festivities on our event page. And if you can't make it in person, sign up for our newsletter for a special offer later this week!
We will be releasing lots of new products in our retail store this week, including the Animals of Sanibel Coloring Book, new t-shirt and tank designs, cards, can coolers, stickers, prints, postcards, and original artwork! We will also be adding these products to the online store (although it may take us a little extra time as we focus on our grand opening).
Take a peek at the event page for lots of other fun local events coming up this month! Our next art show will be Sunday March 20, from 9AM-2PM at the Sanibel Community House! Join us for a variety of original art, shell and other crafts, jewelry, baked goods, cards, and more at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. Melissa will have a selection of her original artwork, prints, and cards available!
Follow our journey on Patreon! On our page this month, we will be sharing a gnome coloring page, behind-the-scenes photos of our retail space, a digital download, and more.
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