My personal journal sketchbooks and paintings of the garden inspired this book. It was a joy to write and I am continually rewarded by hearing from readers.
"In A Painter's Garden, the parallels between lessons in the garden, the studio, and life ring true. Christine Walker's writing is intelligent, evocative, elegant, and articulate. She addresses universal truths about the creative process in an accessible and fresh way. And she renders very complex emotions in beautifully simple terms...weaving her experiences of motherhood into an examination of her working methods in the studio... feeling a cadence as measured as the breathing of a sleeping child.'"
Eleanor Coppola, filmmaker of Hearts of Darkness
A Painter's Garden: Cultivating the Creative Life. Originally published by Warner Books. Over 60 full color paintings, 144 pages ISBN 0-9700217-0-4. Now distributed by Compozarts.
Dennis Hysom and I wrote the first Wooleycat songs for our nieces, nephews and friends' children. Now, Wooleycat has spawned several albums, a video, another generation of fans, and this book, which I illustrated. On the enclosed CD, Dennis sings songs based on well-loved nursery rhymes. In our versions, Humpty pulls himself together again, Ladybug the firefighter saves the children and the Three Blind Mice safari in Africa, where they learn that things aren't always what they seem.
Published by Tortuga Press.
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Workshop participants, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA