Friday, September 18, 2015

Come to my Book Signing Event!!!

Children's Book Signing Event!! Free Entry!! 

Saturday, November 14th 1pm-5pm 
145 Country Club Drive, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Come meet the illustrator of the book "I Want to be a Bald Eagle", Christina Ann Rodriguez!! You will have a chance to see some of the original artwork from the book up close! She will also be doing a reading and children will have the chance to purchase the book, have it signed by the artist, and have the chance to have their picture taken with Heather the Eagle herself (mascot costume...not a live eagle!).  

Other activities also include transforming yourself into a bald eagle (just like Heather does in the book) with our professional face painting artist and constructing your own set of wings at the arts and crafts table. 

Christina will also have original art, prints, and hand painted wine glasses for sale for the grown ups!!

Don't miss this event!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Check Out My New Website

I have an all new website! It's easier to navigate and this time it looks much better on mobile devices. I also added a tab for My Tipsy Painting Party which included tickets for upcoming events!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

***Tipsy Painting Party***

All new Tipsy Painting Party at Maggie's Underground on Tuesday June 16th from 7-9!!!!! 
I'll be hosting a step by step workshop on how to paint your very own painting. And what's better? You can sip on some cocktails while you learn!!! Tickets are $30. You can purchase them through the banquet department of Maggies. Ask for Courtney (732) 363-8124 x10
145 Country Club Drive, Lakewood, Nj 08701

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Crazy Past Few Months!

Well the past few months have been jam packed with projects! I did 24 paintings in 35 days!(as I heave over panting like I just finished a race but give you all two thumbs up!!)  I can hardly believe it myself! I received my first job with my agent, which was such a fun project. I was asked to do a short story reader about Dr. Dolittle. This was also exciting because I had the perfect job to ask my soon to be hubby to put his modeling skills to the test.

 copyright 2015 Seed Media
While completing that I had to finish my paintings for my new book coming out this summer called I Want to be a Bald Eagle. I am very happy with the way both jobs came out, and so were the clients… "fabulous" was one of the words they used (awesome!!!). The publisher that I did Dolittle for even asked me later that night to do another reader for them, this time about a murder mystery…something totally different than I have ever done before. I'm also planning to have a big release party for the Eagle book some time this Fall.
copyright Capstone Publishing 2015

And today I finished a book cover I've been working on for a self publisher. I still have to do 5 black and white interior half pages for her.
copyright Ty Davis 2015

Also it looks like I'll be starting my own sip wine and paint workshop at the restaurant that I work. Still coming up with names, so stay tuned on that!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Illustration

I just finished my latest illustration  for my new book I Want to Be a Bald Eagle. Here it is!
copyright 2014 Capstone Publishing

Friday, October 10, 2014

I Have an Agent!!!

So this week was very exciting!! I signed with an agent! I will now be represented by Wendy Lynn & Co.!!!! I'm so happy and hope this just leads to great and amazing things!! I'm just going to keep plugging away and climbing that ladder. :)
Wendy Lynn & Co.

Friday, September 26, 2014

New Publishing Contract!

I received some very exciting news this week! I was emailed by the senior designer of Capstone Publishing to illustrate a new title due out in both the educational and trade markets Fall of 2015!  I was excited to hear that they found me on It's crazy how I have been advertising on that site for about 5 years, even taking a two year hiatus at one point, but then thought to give it another try since some other people have had some success. The price to renew went up $150 but there must have been a reason because I received a job from Heinemann Publishing and now this one from Capstone this year. I guess I made the right decision to give it another try! Keep checking back for updates!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Pumpkin Wine glasses/ Votive candle holders

Hand painted Pumpkin wine glasses/ candle holders
Now taking orders!!
Buy one for $35 or a set of three like this for $75

News and Updates from Christina Ann Rodriguez