Live Art at AASL
Monday, November 30, 2015
Final Painting
Arbordale Publishing asked me to do a signing at their booth at AASL in November.

I did a little live painting in the booth. It was a fun day!

I am currently sinking my teeth into another book for them out next fall. Details soon!

The Arbordale Crew

Travel Fever and Zoo Sketches
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Adorable, shell shocked baby fox
I went to the Cincinnati Zoo with Amy Bogard and Robin Ewers Carnes Friday to get some live sketching in on a beautiful day!

The animals were delightfully active and it was a good day to be out in peak fall color.

I was particularly obsessed with the baby gray fox above. He looked so new and vulnerable. He eventually curled up and had the pose my cat has when he is settling down with his ears in the owl position.

Our other favorites were the merekats, the lions, the African painted dogs and the Visayan warty pigs.

A composite of my sketches from my mini-sketchbook
We also saw the Sumatran Rhino before he leaves this Thursday for Indonesia.

He was pretty chill and enjoying a spa day in his mud bath...

Farewell Harry!
See all of our artwork here on the Cincinnati Illustrators Blog!

Wrestling lion cubs-too cute!

In other news, I am planning to go to Costa Rica the beginning of January. I am still playing the airfare chess game, so hopefully I can get a good deal. It would better be described as a shell game. I think the artificial intelligence that puts together these flight legs is some kind of sadist. It is a system designed to give you kind of what you are looking for but deliberately not.

I look forward to sketching there!

Cincinnati SCBWI Lecture
Sunday, October 11, 2015
From Cash Kat out in 2016!

 I am going to be speaking about my experience illustrating for children's books at the Cincinnati SCBWI meeting, 7pm Tuesday, Oct 13th at the Sharonville Library.

It is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there!

From the newsletter:
The next meeting for the Cincinnati SCBWI group is Tuesday, October 13 at the Sharonville Library from 7 pm - 8:45 pm.
Our speaker is Christina Wald, a local children’s book illustrator who specializes in animal and science work. She’s a prolific artist with over 20 years’ experience in the field and has worked with numerous major publishers including Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Hachette, Penguin, and National Geographic, as well as on smaller-scale projects directly with authors.
Christina will talk about how she became a children’s book illustrator and what it’s like to work on a picture book from start to finish, including how she works with writers and publishers.
If you would like to have Christina sign one of her books, please feel free to buy it ahead of time and bring it to the meeting. We’ll leave time at the end for her to sign.

To learn more about Christina and the amazing books she’s illustrated, please visit her website: http://www. or her blog: 

Another Fun Podcast with Creative Juice in which we discuss The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Friday, September 11, 2015
Portrait I did of Amanda Palmer after I read the book.


#38–The Art of Asking Discussed

Margot Madison asked me to join the Creative Juice Podcast discussion about Amanda Palmer's book The Art of Asking.

I loved the audio book and it was a fun time talking about it. Maybe if I do enough of these podcasts, I will learn to articulate myself better.

 We discuss why is it so hard to ask for help in this culture, how the world would be better with more people helping each other and the importance of community, especially if you are a creative.

 Listen here! 

Camas & Sage Out this November
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
This book has been in the pipeline for a while. It is wonderfully written by Dorothy Patent and will be out in November. I hope to maybe do some sort of book event with her in the spring.

I have taken lots of bison pictures in Yellowstone, Missouri, and Kentucky. The reference came in really handy. I take a lot of pictures everywhere because I never know what will come up next!

I will show off a little interior art in a couple months.

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