Whether it was doodling in class or writing and illustrating her own versions of fairy tales, color pencil artist Rachael Koppendrayer has always loved to draw. In addition to creating her own artwork and participating in craft fairs around Minnesota, she is the illustrator of Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree, a children’s book by author Angela Henderson. When not drawing, Rachael keeps busy with crazy sewing commissions for her friends, polishing her piano skills, and writing her own stories, including a contest-winning short story published with Splickety Flash Fiction.
For those who wonder how to pronounce this long, Americanized Dutch surname (for which you can blame her husband’s ancestors), you’ll find that Koppendrayer rhymes with open layer. Though to be fair, some in the family rhyme it with open dryer, which does nothing to dispel the confusion.