About

Creative soul sisters with a unique blend of watercolor, therapeutic arts, theatre, and writing.

Gnat

Natalie Sorrentino, Illustrator

Natalie graduated from Alverno College with a degree in Art Therapy. She has over 15 years experience in creating compelling curriculum and art groups. Over the years, Natalie has worked with a diverse scope of clients. Her passion has brought her into a variety of environments including classrooms, hospitals, senior facilities, psychiatric and community settings. She is the illustrator (Gnat) of the award-winning Gnat & Corky Series; a children’s book series based on the spirit of real kids. Through this project, Natalie has traveled all over Illinois and Wisconsin sharing the book's universal messages of love, acceptance, and empathy. Whether making art with her clients or creating personal works, Natalie is deeply drawn into the stories that the human experience tells. She wholeheartedly believes that every individual is their own narrator— eagerly awaiting to weave their personal tale to achieve their highest potential.

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Courtney Kotloski, Author

Courtney is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, OH), with a degree in creative writing and theatre. She is an award-winning writer, playwright and published author. She is one of the founders of 2nd Story, Chicago and throughout her career she has performed professionally at theatres in Chicago, Milwaukee, London, and Scotland. She has voiced many radio and TV commercials and has been an improv and acting instructor for people of all ages. Courtney works as the Director of Content strategy for Milwaukee-based agency, Marie Daniel Group. She is the author of the award-winning Gnat & Corky Series. Her first book, Addison the Light Catcher, achieved the number one new release in children’s special needs books on Amazon. There are currently four titles published in the Gnat & Corky Series: Addison the Light Catcher, Ken the Keeper, Will It and From Malena with Love.