Blogging for a Cure, Day 32

h1 November 15th, 2007 by jules

Below is today’s Robert’s Snow schedule.

Today’s 2007 snowflake (pictured above) — which was not assigned to a blogger, so I’m happy to feature it here — was created by Brooklyn editorial illustrator, children’s book illustrator, designer, painter, and sculptor James T. Williamson, whose blog branches off in many directions: his work as a children’s book illustrator (where he talks about some of his books); his work as designer and illustrator on CD covers and posters; and his work as a “computer painter” at Impressionist Robot. Look at his post about his ’05 snowflake, “Vincent Van Goghflake.” The back of that snowflake is pictured here. And if you click here and scroll down a bit, you can see his ’04 snowflake, “Edward Hopper Snowfake, an interpretive copy of Edward Hopper’s New York Corner, 1913 with extrapolated dendrites and snow.”

If you missed them, you can read yesterday’s features here. I learned something I didn’t know about illustration in one of yesterday’s features: In Jo Whittemore’s feature of Philomena O’Neill, Ms. O’Neill talks about how sometimes illustrators determine things such as page turns from a picture book text they’re given. I did not know that, and it’s one part of the writing and illustrating of a picture book I’ve always wondered about. See what fun facts you’ll gather from these Blogging for a Cure features? As someone very interested in illustration but not possessing a lick ‘o’ talent myself, I think this stuff is interesting.

Don’t forget this page where all the features are being compiled in one spot.

Here is today’s schedule:

Thursday, November 15, 2007:

6 comments to “Blogging for a Cure, Day 32”

  1. Jules,

    I loved the snowflakes James Wiiliamson created for Robert’s Snow in 2004 and 2005. His two snowflakes raised more than $2,000 for Dana-Farber. Need I tell you that I was outbid on both of his little works of snowflake art?

    I didn’t know he had a blog. Thanks for the link.

  2. Yes, Elaine, I read at his blog that he didn’t think they’d sell at all, and then they raised so much money. Neat. Here’s the front of the ’05 van Gogh snowflake for folks who might want to see it — the snowy night! Not for sale anymore, of course, but it’s great to see — definitely for Starry Night fans.

    And here’s the Edward Hopper snowflake. I love this one (from ’04).

  3. The current snowflake is called Hopper Holiday, so obviously he really digs Hopper. I love-love-love the VanGoghflake, though.

  4. Thanks for the title, Kelly! I meant to look that up.

  5. These are just beautiful!

  6. Thanks for writing and commenting on my snowflakes. I was able to get a better photo of my new flake, Hopper Holiday on the auction site, check it out. Next year I’m doing another Van Goghflake. Cheers!

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