Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Seasons Series: Spring Sketch

A couple months ago, I posted the finish of the first painting in a series for the seasons. This is the sketch for spring with a lot of cherry blossoms, a big horn lamb, bluebirds and a bunny. It will be a long while before I can color this, but I can hardly wait. Here is winter:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kenton County Library Children's Writer and Illustrator Workshop: Saturday, July 17th

Dave Richardson and I are doing a talk for writers and illustrators at Kenton County Library next Saturday.

Here is the description:

"Writer Dave Richardson and illustrator Christina Wald will lend their expertise to help those who are looking to publish work for children's books or publications. Discussions will cover topics such as writing for children's magazines, marketing your illustrations traditionally and online, and an overview of the process of illustrating a children's book from start to finish. Registration is required as space is limited."

Location: Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington

Hope to see some of you there!

Additional information:

Anyone interested in registering for the workshops can call 859.962.4077 or email Patricia Richards at If you are also interested in the writing portion with Dave, he is asking that they bring one page of a sample writing they have for kids.

Also, bring a portfolio if you are coming to the illustration portion.

Since the library doesn't open officially until 10, she asks everyone who registers to be here no later than 9:50-9:55, so that we can begin promptly at 10.There will someone at the front entrance of the library to let workshop attendees in ahead of time.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July Dr. Sketchy's

Great night at Dr. Sketchy's in Covington! The models were dressed as clowns and they were very good. (It was there first time.) They had really cute costumes (almost anime) and the turnout had some really good artists this evening.

Dr. Sketchy's is a monthly sketch group where the models pose in themed costumes rather than nude as is traditional for life drawing. It is way cool. The sessions take place at Leapin' Lizard in Covington every 2nd Thursday of the month.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Frozen Stare by Oneal Walters

OK, I really do have some new art to post. This is a book cover for a new book of poetry by Oneal Walters released today on Canada Day. He lives and works in Toronto and his company The Age Begins books is actively looking for poetry books that concentrate on women and world issues. Here is a link!

The art is showing a frozen rose starting to thaw. It was refreshing to do something more conceptual.