Painting of the Month: January

Tiny squirrel studies

Look for the upcoming art exhibit of most of the original paintings from “The Sunflower Squirrel” book at the North End Gallery, for the month of March 2019!


“Izzy Does It” Activity book is done!

Written by Annabelle Harvey, Illustrated by Christina Allen

Special Izzy Poem by Poet Laureate of Maryland, Michael Glaser!

Oscar” the Terrapin, watercolor for Hot-Off-the-Press book “Izzy Does It; A PTLT Activity Book

Izzy Book is done!!!  $5.00 each (all profit to benefit the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust)

Izzy (cover illustration for the new “Izzy Does It” PTLT Activity Book

Many of the original Artwork from my five published books are available for sale, as archival framed original watercolor paintings.

Current Book In-the-Works:  “Little Red’s First Snow”, Written by Glenn E. Miller, Illustrated by Christina Allen

To be published 2019

One of the paintings for the upcoming book “Little Red’s First Snow”


“Don’t Mess with Fluffy!!”

An Exhibition at the North End Gallery, Leonardtown, MD, of all the original Sunflower Squirrel Paintings, from newly released children’s book…plus cats and rabbits…all things Fluffy!

“The Sunflower Squirrel” NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Written by Laara C Oakes,

Illustrated by Christina Allen

$18.00, plus $2.50 S&H

After a long and cold winter, Mrs. Squirrel overhears her friends talk about how hard they had to search for food to survive. Mrs. Squirrel has a plan. She enlists the help of her friends, Mouse, Blue Jay, and Cardinal. “If you’ll help me . . . I promise you’ll be rewarded. . .” But will these four friends succeed in carrying out that plan before the coming winter . . .
Filled with warmth and generosity, The Sunflower Squirrel is a beautifully illustrated and charming story about friendship, teamwork and trust.
The Sunflower Squirrel will be available SEPTEMBER 2018 for purchase.
$18.00, 8 1/2″ X 11″ hardcover, 32 fully illustrated color pages
The Sunflower Squirrel ★★★★★   from Becky on September 4, 2018

Excited to share this book with my family and friends.

The Sunflower Squirrel is a good story and the illustrations keep your interest as you read aloud to children. The illustrations have such good variety and interesting composition. You want to keep turning pages to see what happens next to the squirrel and the…

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Three new books on the horizon!

I am committing myself to illustrating and publishing THREE new books in the next 18 months!  I have never been one to shy away from thinking big.  And I do finish what I start. I have been given some wonderful manuscripts that inspire me.  So look here at this website or at www.CornCribPublishing.com for more to come!



“Sara’s Flock” 4″x 6″ original watercolor(SOLD) (also available as art postcards $.50/each)

“Mocha Lamb” watercolor SOLD  (also available as a coloring postcard)

“A Farmer’s Alphabet” won the 2016 National Bronze Evergreen Medal for (all ages groups of books) for Nature Conservation

It ALSO has won the Silver Moonbeam Award for children’s books!

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My latest illustrated children’s book “A Farmer’s Alphabet”, written by Charles Long, illustrated by Christina Allen.  Published by Corn Crib Publishing.  Get your signed copy today at the special author’s price of $18.00, plus S&H



WINNER of The Indie Award for Excellence in Children’s Books, non-fiction!

“A Micro-Chip on My Shoulder
Written and Illustrated by Christina Allen
$10.00 Soft Cover 


$18.00 Hard Cover, published by Corn Crib Publishing


Released by Corn Crib Publishing!!!!  The e-book of “A Micro-Chip On My Shoulder”!!!

$1.99 Kindle edition:    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+Micro-Chip+On+My+Shoulder



“Momma Tree”, Illustrated by Christina Allen, written by Charles Long

WON The National “Mom’s Choice” Gold Award in Children’s Books!

AND, also, winner of The Gold National Moonbeam Award in 2015!

Momma Tree Cover, under 1mb   MCA_Logo_Color_72@2_Web

Softcover $12.00


Hardcover $18.00


Christina Allen lives in southern Maryland on a sustainable homestead with her husband Frank, cat Kiba, flock of sheep, rare Jersey Buff heritage turkeys, and heritage chickens.  She has been a professional artist for 37 years and is an avid handweaver, spinner, and knitter also.

Both Christina and her husband are serious gardeners (Frank for over 60 years and Christina for about 35 years), so plants, trees, and flowers are an important part of their life and her artwork. They practice sustainable gardening and raise much of their own food on their farm using organic techniques.

She can be found most days in working in her Corn Crib Studio. She has illustrated 3 children’s books. “A Micro-Chip on my Shoulder; A True Story of a Little Poult” written and illustrated by Christina Allen. “Momma Tree” was written by Charles Long and illustrated by Christina. It was published internationally by Dragon Tree Press.  And, “A Farmer’s Alphabet” written by Charles Long, Illustrated by Christina Allen, and published by Corn Crib Publishing.

Christina’s micro-publishing company called “Corn Crib Publishing” published “A Micro-Chip On My Shoulder; A True Story of a Little Poult” internationally, as a hardcover.  AND it has been released as an ebook for Kindle!!   (Look for it on Amazon.)

Christina got her BFA from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI and her Master’s from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

24, resized  Original watercolor from “Momma-Tree” book


See  more original art on my Artworks page…

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