Lancs Live Ski A to Z Book Signing Story

Thank you to Lancs Live for the story about the book signing event at Ski Rossendale.

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/rossendale-skier-who-took-austrian-23620178

Thanks to all who came along and to all the team at Ski Rossendale.

Information and order links for Ski A to Z are here.

Giving manager of Ski Rossendale Dave Fuller a Ski A to Z book at the meet the author event.

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Brave Ski Mom Review of Ski A to Z

“While the title immediately made me think this would be a kids’ book, it is not. Instead, author and illustrator Kay has created a surprisingly comprehensive guide to the basics of skiing in just 80 pages. Full of defintitions, pro-tips, and the basics all beginners need to know, it’s a reference volume for any family discovering the joy of snowsports.” Brave Ski Mom

Thank you Brave Ski Mom. See the review here.

Have you read Ski A to Z. Please share your review where you purchased the book or on Google Books. Reviews help more people to find the book and benefit from its info and tips.

Ski A to Z info is here.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK).

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Spring On The Slopes

Here’s a magazine article that I have written and illustrated, all about spring skiing. Illustrations are an eye-catching alternative to photography.

Magazine editors and art directors, get in touch for use of existing illustrations or for bespoke new artwork – email inspirebykim@outlook.com

Enjoy the article, read it for spring skiing tips.

Have a great time skiing, do share how you are getting along on skis in the comments. Please share this post with friends who will find this useful.

My book Ski A to Z is available in hard back and ebook. For more information about the book, and the links to buy, visit the Ski A to Z page.

If you’ve already bought Ski A to Z please write a review. I love to read them and it helps more people to find and benefit from the book.

You can review the book where you purchased it, or if it was a gift then review on Google Books.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)

Thank so much and happy spring skiing.

Kim x

Ski A to Z on spring snow in Orelle, last week.

Uplifting New Ski Art

My latest ski art pieces are here!

The first is a ski-themed band taking centre focus in the après-ski by performing in a cable car suspended above a crowd who are dancing on the snow.

The characters and mountains are painted in watercolours. The setting has been created from scratch digitally in Procreate app.

The ski band is available as a limited edition art print in my shop.

The following illustration recollects a challenging ski run, whilst teaching children to ski in Austria. Due to circumstances outside of my control I had three children under four years of age that I needed to get safely from the top to the bottom of a run. A slow, thigh burner of a descent, with the combined weight, but it worked.

The next piece is an ‘uplifting’ illustration of a ski gondola lifting passengers to the top of the mountain. Painted in watercolours, with a fresh colour palette, finished digitally with my iPad and pencil.

As a challenge I decided to give some animals the chance to enjoy some winter sports. I designed this festive greeting and rendered it in coloured pencils and made the final touches digitally. Including adding snowflakes with the brushes that I created in the Procreate app.

As a Valentine greeting I created this illustration in coloured pencils.

These pieces follow on from my illustrations for the Ski A to Z book – which contains over 100 of my ski illustrations. For more information and/ or to buy the Ski A to Z book click here.

Ski A to Z – illustrated introduction to skiing. Published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)

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Thanks so much

Kim x

High Falutin Ski Bums – Podcast Appearance

It was fun to join Brian and Mario to talk about Ski A to Z for this new episode 265 of the High Falutin Ski Bum podcast.

Ski Bum Podcast Screen Grab
Ski Bum Website Screen Grab

I enjoyed hearing their reaction to seeing Ski A to Z and we almost went into a creative brainstorm. You can listen at this link.

High Falutin Ski Bum Podcast Screen Grab

Ski A to Z is a beautifully illustrated book. It’s beautiful, it’s light, it’s fun, it’s inviting, it’s warm, it was great.” Brian.

I love this comment…

“Her artwork is awesome I think we’re going to see it a lot of places. Like the Dr Seuss of skiing”, Mario. “Doctor Skiing”, Brian.

You can listen to the podcast episode here…

Alternatively you can watch it here…

The podcast episode also includes talk of Michaela Shiffrin, Après ski, and Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur’s 30 Years In A White Haze.

For more information and order links click here – Ski A to Z Book

These are the two illustrations Brian and Mario mentioned as their favourites from Ski A to Z.

This is my third podcast appearance, I try to keep the conversations different so they are all worth a listen. You might also like to check out these podcast appearances:

Windowsill Chats – Podcast Appearance

Ski Rex Media – Podcast Appearance

Thanks to Brian and Mario for a fun time on the podcast. Thanks to you for being here, I value your support.

Kim

New England Ski Journal – Ski A to Z Article

Thank you to Eric Wilbur for this article about my new book Ski A to Z in the New England Ski Journal.

It was great to talk with Eric Wilbur about Ski A to Z and touch on how illustration can convey the emotions of skiing.

Ski A to Z Illustration for ‘ A’ for Alpine

You can read the article here – Ski A to Z story in New England Ski Journal

I met Eric whilst promoting the book he co-authored with Dan Egan – 30 Years In A White Haze, for which I provided 22 illustrations.

Some of the illustrations for ‘White Haze’

I’m delighted to hear that 30 Years In A White Haze, so far in paperback, is now available in hardback and ebook formats.

Illustration can give a brand or organisation stand out – get in touch for eye-catching snowsports themed artwork email inspirebykim@outlook.com

Ski Rex Media – Podcast Appearance

It was fun to chat about Ski A to Z with Tim Meyer on his Ski Rex podcast.

Picture of Tim Meyer and Kimberley Kay whilst recording the podcast episode ins Zoom.

As preparation for the Ski Rex podcast episode Tim had the opportunity to review a pre-publication copy of the book.

Tim said, “I really enjoyed the book. The book is awesome and even in an ebook format its kind of wonderful.”

“Ski A to Z has a lot of good information, practical tips and tricks. It really speaks to all different kinds of audiences that are getting into the sport. It couldn’t be any more accessible. The illustrations are wonderful.” – Tim Meyer, Ski Rex Media

Apres-Ski Boot artwork being painted. Painting, hand and watercolour paints palette.
Painting the Après-Ski illustration, discussed and shown in the podcast.

Watch the podcast episode below, we had a lot of laughs…

Ski A to Z Book by Kimberley Kay in snow.