Fascinated with the sock monkey since childhood Bonnie Kraus Connelly, a 30 year professional graphic artist, illustrator and business owner, has spent the last decade developing a catalog of children's stories, illustrations, graphics, and products built around this time-worn folk art toy. Motivated to find artists with like interest and to discover all the sock monkey products available for a dream store/art gallery she wants to build, the idea for book Everything's Coming Up Sock Monkeys was born.
Everything's Coming Up Sock Monkeys is a new publication from the art studio of In My Own Dream Publishing. It is a coffee table art book cataloging the Art, History and Business of the American Sock Monkey, Volume 1. As a true celebration of creativity, it features over 80 contributors - artists, photographers, collectors, museum and gallery exhibits, vintage and non-typical monkey makers, published books, comics, craft magazines, businesses and more of the humbly famed sock monkey. Enhancing the sock monkey's creative collective life, this is a "Good for All" book if ever there was one.