In 2009, Cristina Zinnia Galliher established Roses On My Table for people who love to create art. She is the innovator of Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats, and also an artist, wife, mom, bird and dog lover. After teaching at Roses for four years, Zinnia has devoted herself full time to revolutionizing the way people create and share their art online.

"Roses and Art sit side by side at my table and remind me daily that both need to be nurtured in order to be appreciated."

-Cristina Zinnia Galliher

About my art. I began taking art classes when I was in my late teens. Before that, I would draw all the time. Since I was interested in everything, I worked to learn as much as I could about different types of art.

My first passion is sketching and rendering, but I love working with color pencils, acrylic paint, sculpting and art journaling.

Mixed media art is my favorite form of expression second only to sketching. My third favorite would be sculpting. Sometimes, when I am exhausted with one art medium, I will take a break and move to another for a little while.

I love to learn and grow my skills and this blog is all about that journey.