Blogging for a Cure, Day 16

h1 October 30th, 2007 by jules

I had planned on posting a book review today up above this snow schedule post, but then I saw this snowflake (also a Christmas-tree topper) for the 2007 Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure online auctions. It was created by illustrator Linda Wingerter. Why not let this sit atop our blog for a while in all its glory? Isn’t she gorgeous? As in, heart-stoppingly beautiful? Her name is Grace. I wouldn’t dare cover her up today.

This snowflake/piece of beauty by Linda did not make the illustrator list initially sent to me by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, so it wasn’t assigned to a blogger in this whole Blogging for a Cure effort. And I don’t believe it’s posted yet at the auction site. But I’m happy to show it to you today and to tell you a bit about Linda if you aren’t already a fan:

If you’re not familiar with Linda’s work, you can read our April interview with her, in which her talents as an illustrator, Blue Rose blogger, doll artisan, fire-spinner, puppeteer, and rollergirl are revealed. She’s probably best known for her illustrations in 2002′s One Grain of Sand: A Lullaby (Little, Brown and Company), a picture book adaptation of a lullaby written decades ago, which folksinger Pete Seeger composed for his daughter. Linda’s most recent book was 2005′s What Could Be Better Than This? by Linda Ashman (Dutton Juvenile). It’s a twist on the traditional fairy tale, the story of a dragon-slaying king and his seafaring bride who finally find their “happily ever after” in the simple, everyday wonders revealed to them by their young child. You can read about all of Linda’s illustrated titles thus far in that afore-linked interview.

I failed to find out in which auction (Auction 1, 2, or 3) this snowflake/tree-tropper will be included. But, since I have a feeling people will be very curious to know, I’ll try to find out today and amend this post later.

ADDENDUM: Okeley-dokeley. Linda’s snowflake will be auctioned off in Auction 3: December 3 to 7!

Here’s today snow forecast:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007:

Did you see yesterday’s features? I wish I had time to point out some highlights from all of them, as I enjoyed reading each one. Go check out Dan Santat’s unusual snowflake, featured by Kelly Fineman yesterday at Writing and Ruminating (and find out exactly what my new favorite word, “chillax,” means); go hear Blogging for a Cure’s second podcast and first informative audio interview (with Diane Greenseid) at Just One More Book!!; and, by all means, don’t miss Alissa Imre Geis’ snowflake (entitled “Hope for Winter”), as featured by Elaine Magliaro at Wild Rose Reader, because it has an excerpt from an Emily Dickinson poem on it, which is so flippin’ beautiful, it made me cry. I might even feature it again later here at 7-Imp.

All the features yesterday were great. Thanks to each and every participating blogger for these snowflake/illustrator features. As I say every single day in case you’ve missed it, don’t forget this new page here at 7-Imp, updated daily, which lists all the illustrator features thus far in one spot, and it’s turning into a handy-dandy, way-cool illustrator resource for us Picture Book Nerds.

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12 comments to “Blogging for a Cure, Day 16”

  1. Cool! Thanks for making sure this one received its due … she is lovely (and I adore the little bird).

    And, thanks so much for all your work on this!


  2. [...] you haven’t, you must check out the amazing snowflake / tree topping angel on display at 7 imp.  Ah the creativity… I guess that’s why they’re the artists and I’m [...]


  3. Wow! That is amazing. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Stunning and breathtakingly beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.


  5. Spectacular! That would SO look gorgeous on my Hanukkah bush.

    And I agree you shouldn’t cover it up today. It’ll be hard enough doing that tomorrow. Let her bask at the top of your blog.

    While I’m at it, Grace is very lucky to have found such good friends in you two. I can’t imagine Robert’s Snow being as successful with anyone else at the helm. You’re right up there with that shiny little angel.

    Take a bow, ladies …


  6. Absolutely amazing – you were right – thanks again for all of your work – this has been an amazing event!!!


  7. I saw this at Linda’s site a few weeks ago when she wrote about shipping it off to the folks at Dana Farber. It’s simply gorgeous. Once again I’m amazed by the creativity of these very talented people.


  8. If you want to read about creating the angel on her blog, you can find it at:
    http://paintedbooks.blogspot.com/2007/09/in-details.html.


  9. Oh thanks, everyone, and esp. Tricia for that link. Even more pics of that gorgeous piece of art for everyone to see. Thanks!


  10. That is so beautiful, it breaks my heart. Look at those wings!


  11. I now have a new favorite. Thanks so much for showcasing this beauty.


  12. [...] definitely try to get something in the Robert’s Snow auction. What I really want, though? This. Oh, I want her so much. Can you blame [...]


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