Paintings from Your Photos, Calligraphy, Graphic Design by KATHLEEN A. RENNINGER


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Childrens' Book Illustration

Posted on December 10, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm illustrating a childrens' book for Sue James of Waynesboro. The story is one that she has used with her daycare kids to help them overcome their fear of the bumblebees in the yard. I like it because it illustrates the fact that other living creatures ( insects, animals) are sometimes sent as messengers to warn us of danger or alert us to something wonderful that we might have otherwise missed. Sue is really good at helping the kids see things in a positive way!


Posted on August 12, 2015 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Joe Weagley  did a great job of writing this article on me for Valley Homes and Style magazine, as did Monica Wertman with the photos.

NEW WEBSITE on Pages From a Nature-Lover's Diary

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

You can find all the details and more samples on my new website


Posted on January 7, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I just published my new book with

It's a compilation of entries from nature sketch diaries I've kept for about 30 years. There are sketches of  cute baby bunnies, songbirds, a hawk, a fox, a frog, and many lovely plants---most of which I've observed in my yard or in other nearby places. Each entry has notes with it, describing the sketch, and in some cases, telling a story about it. I also included 12 of my original nature-related poems. This would make a great gift for any nature-lover on your list, and can be enjoyed by both children and adults.

It 's available on as well as on the createspace store.

MY NEW BLOG: About Sketching

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey Everyone; I started a blog about sketching techniques amnd materials. If you're interested in sketching, or just in looking at sketches, check it out.


Posted on June 23, 2010 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm making myself available to teach drawing and painting to both adults and children, either privately or in  groups. Alternatively, I will supplement a child's public shool or home-schooling education with an arts and crafts program.

I am well-versed in many drawing and painting mediums, calligraphy, and many crafts.

For more information, please contact me.