All posts tagged At the Pond

Open House Invitation

Invitation to open house

If you are in the Guelph area next weekend, please drop by my studio to see the original paintings and studies that went into “At The Pond”, my latest book that was short-listed for the 2018 Governor General’s Award in Children’s Illustrated Books.

Date:               Sat-Sun, May 11-12

Time:          10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Address:         Catch 23 Gallery

23 Wyndham St North.       N1H 4E4

 

I will also be doing live demonstrations and sharing the process behind “At The Pond”, from sketches to practice paintings, maybe even stretching paper. I hope by sharing my journey, I can help to inspire those of you interested in creating your own illustrated books or for anyone who is curious.

The exhibit will be available until May 31st. After May 12th, the exhibit can be viewed until May 31st  in person by appointment.

Please contact me atthepond@wernerzimmermann.ca

I will also be posting more “At The Pond” process work here, so make sure to check for updates!

Hope to see you next weekend!

pencil study of a frog

Cover with GG sticker

Proudly displaying GG sticker

On Thursday January 31st I was at the Ontario Library Association Conference signing copies of At The Pond at the Scholastic booth.  It was fun meeting librarians from visits in the past, and making new acquaintances.   I always look forward to the OLA.  It’s also  a chance to meet with other authors and illustrators.    Scholastic was very generous with all the copies they had there for me to sign for the attendees.  I admit that I do worry about no one coming, but the line was long and many friendly faces to chat with as I signed copies for them.  I wish I had been able to get a photo with everyone I met.

Rideau Lakes LIbararians

Vicky and Lauralee from the Rideau Lakes Library.

It was great to meet Vicky and Lauralee  again from the Rideau Lakes Library branch in Elgin Ontario.  There’s a special connection to At the Pond with where their library stands.  When I got the go ahead from Scholastic that it would be published, I needed waterlilies.  Mine no longer bloom because of the shade of overhead trees in my yard.  So the lilies in the book were painted from studies done in a canoe in the Rideau Canal by Chaffey’s Locks.  Elgin Library is nearby, and the owners of the canoe once arranged a visit to the Elgin Library where I met Vicky and Laralee.

 

To make the signing  just a bit more special, I asked everyone who got a signature to give me theirs.  I’ll be drawing from all the names to send the winner a print from Snow Day!   To make it extra special, I’ll be drawing twice: one for the hockey print and the other for the image of the falling snowflakes.

 

 

 

Hockey game from Snow Day

Hockey scene from Snow Day. A winter day at Sunny Acres Park Guelph

 

Snow Day

Print of the falling snow at the start of Snow Day

Good luck to the winners.

(for those wishing a print of their own, contact me, or stay tuned for the opening of my image store and gallery on this site)