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Creative Juice Podcast
Friday, April 24, 2015
I was on the Creative Juice podcast that was just aired this week on Practice and how long it takes to be good at something. We talk about drawing and obsessions and unused talents.


It was a lot of fun! Listen here: http://thejuicecast.com/practice-practice-practice-part-1/

While you are on the site, check out some of their other topics. The Juice Cast is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs.

Lion Sketch for Sale to Support The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
John the Lion, the handsome fellow I have sketched several times at the Cincinnati Zoo
I have a sketch for sale of John the Lion  that will benefit The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado to build funds in order for them to bring in and care for 33 lions and 1 Andean bear just being rescued from circuses.

Spread the word; Share and enjoy!


http://us.ebid.net/for-sale/john-the-lion-by-christina-wald-138219609.htm

From a trip last summer...
You can see all the art and prints available here:
http://us.ebid.net/perl/main.cgi?mo=user-store&title=wildlife-art-for-the-wild-animal-sanctuary

Also for sale is a signed copy of my book Big Cats.
http://us.ebid.net/for-sale/big-cats-by-christina-wald-138219576.htm














Happy Easter! Bunnies and Painted Monasteries
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Cherry blossoms and bunnies... 'Tis the season
I do plan to paint this image, but do to finishing my next book, it will probably be by the Eastern Orthodox Easter.

Speaking of which, this is a good time to post some of the amazing art at the pained Monasteries in Romania.

Not only are there the ones dating back to the 1400s, but they are building new ones! Such a fascinating art form. It was nice to see the artist credits on the new ones.

Growing up catholic, it is interesting to see parallel but different imagery.

Judgement Day painting on the Vorone? Monastery done in 1547


Detail of the seraphim at the Humor Monastery painted in 1535
Lives of the saints or rather the martyrdom of them, Vorone? Monastery

More seraphim at Vorone? Monastery

A new depiction of Judgement Day

Seraphim detail

New Judgement Day at a church in Bucharest
Detail of the Judgement Day painting in Bucharest. Ioana and I were pleased to see the artists credited inside.
All of the Judgement Day paintings have the people being 'reconstituted', even if devoured by wild beasts. Such delightful imagery!
My monastery sketches and more of my write ups are here.

http://christinawald.blogspot.com/2014/11/trip-to-romania-part-3-painted.html

Spring Fairies
Friday, March 13, 2015
Unleashing the last spirits of winter
Something about spring makes you think of fairies. I think it is all of the new life that emerges. So, I have been doing a lot of them in my sketchbook lately.

The council is in session...
We also just saw Song of the Sea, a wonderful film by the folks who did The Secret of Kells. It was a beautiful film with a bit of a Spirited Away vibe with a dash of Tolkien's Silmarillion (he was greatly influenced by Celtic and other European mythology). I loved the design and the concept.

It is common mythology around the world of spirits being a part of everything... The world does awaken this time of year from a dormant state.

I can hardly wait to get outside to sketch!

The Leaf Litter...
Even at the Krohn Conservatory!



Lecture at the Art Academy: Storytelling in Books and Comics
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I will be doing a lunchtime lecture at the Art Academy tomorrow at 11:30 am as part of the Slam Bam Comic Jam.

It is called Storytelling in Books and Comics.

Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1638524756380216

Hope to see you there!

From Why the Possum has a Large Grin by Johnette Downing


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