Sunday, December 25, 2022

Happy Christmas and New Year!


Merry Christmas from the Yule Cat Lads: Conan the Destroyer and Thundarr Thunderpaws!

From me, Troy and Miffy too. She chose not to be illustrated with the boys.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

New Shop!


People were so interested in the mini-palettes Troy and I developed, that I have them available to order online.

Get one here.

Here is a little video I did with my friend Vanessa about loading your palette.

You can also still pre-order my book on sketching. 


Shipping in March

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Final Week

 It has been a whirlwind! Even though the book is funded, the Kickstarter lasts for one more week!

We have unveiled some cool SKETCH goals! I really hope we unlock the $10.000 one for the PDF booklet on palettes. I am already experimenting.

I am also donating a tree for each backer through One Tree Planted. They are a non-profit dedicated to reforestation. My friend Ryan Claytor did it for his Kickstarter and it is a fantastic idea!

I was on WVXU this week talking about Sketching Here & Everywhere and Books by the Banks. I will be there Saturday. Stop by!  

I also have a show opening at Columbia Plaza on October 17th from 4-6.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Alp Nik


My latest book from Werd & Weber just came out! 

I did not know a lot about mountain climbing until I illustrated this book. I watch a lot of videos about climbing gear on YouTube and climbing disasters. The topic is so interesting and so was Ueli Steck. He was in the league with Alex Honnold as far as climbing and was an amazing athlete.💪🗻
The book is in German if you are wondering.😊

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Sketching Here & Everywhere: My Sketching Obsession


The Kickstarter for my book launches this week! 

Here is a sneak peek at the video. The footage was shot by Tony Moorman and the music is by Hans Wald.

You will be able to pre-order here: 

Add your email address to the mailing list to get notified when it is available for pre-order.

We also will have this mini-palette available with the book that my husband Troy and I developed.

Mini-palette in action!

Monday, August 22, 2022

The Return to Kew Gardens


At last, I can show this off! My new book, Return to Kew Gardens, written and invented by Marsha Varrow, is available at the Kew Gardens shop! So, London friends, let me know if you see it!
It is a lovely little book and it will be on their website soon for international ordering but it is in the store now. I will have pictures soon.

We plan to do a book launch so stay tuned for details.
We are starting on Book 2 which will involve a tea party!

More soon from this enchanting world!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Join My Mailing List!


Sketching Here and Everywhere, My Sketching Obsession is launching this summer. 

I have it chock full of sketching and material tips, anecdotes, and sketches


One of the first 100 subscribers is in the running for a free pet portrait!

Friday, April 22, 2022

New Website!


My new website is LIVE!
After years of working with my excellent web designer Jon at 3Verb, his company is retiring the server my site was on. It seemed like a good excuse for a complete redesign, especially with my new art book Kickstarting in July.

I did it in Adobe Portfolio and they have some awesome templates.

It is weird going through all my art over the years to put this together. Thousands of pieces of art are hard to distill. I have done a lot of cool projects over the years and have a few more to reveal soon including The Train Rolls On to the North Pole, Sloth's Treehouse Inn for San Diego Zoo, and a couple more! Let's just say I am booked to the ears through 2023!

Stay tuned for more with my art book and be a part of my Patreon!

Friday, April 15, 2022

Urban Sketching for Teens Workshop


I am doing an urban sketching workshop on April 30th for teens.

The Cincinnati Art Club is having an Urban Sketching Workshop for Junior and Senior High School students. The workshop is in conjunction with a four-day event featuring Cincinnati Master artists from the past and present. Urban Sketching can ignite a love for the place where you live and begin a practice that could put you on the road to mastery.

The workshop will be led by Christina Wald, a professional children’s book illustrator, who also teaches Illustration at the college level and is a leading member of the Urban Sketchers of Cincinnati. She will facilitate a 10:00-3:00 workshop on April 30th at the Cincinnati Art Club 

If you are interested or would like more information, email Christine Kuhr at Sponsored by Cincinnati Art Club members and the Ohio Arts Council.