Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sorry I have not bee around much in Boggerland lately. I am so busy with my books - I guess we all have been through this. I want to especially thank Bron Smith for his willingness to tell me what he knows about school visits and all of the other wonderful wisdom he imparted on me. He is truly one of the nicest people I have "met" while blogging!
Congrats to everyone on your latest successes. I do not always have time to comment, but I do read each post via my email.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Are those puppets cute or what?
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Now I sit and wait for workshop participants to flock to my workshop in the Cook Islands. I hope.
If you ever want to teach a workshop, this site is one of the best for promoting it, according to Kristy Kutch, a colored pencil artist who has been doing workshops for 20 years. She told me that it has worked very well for her. It costs only $45 for three months on the front page. What a bargain. I bought six months for $85.
If you know anyone who loves the South Seas and enjoys mingling with fellow artists, our flight leaves next January 10, returning January 16. Details at: http://bronsmith.googlepages.com
©Ginger Nielson 2009
Our astoundingly talented local theater group just performed an hilarious variety of VERY GRIMM Fairy tales, for which I did the set painting. Out of that experience grew this little drawing.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The 2010 Charlotte Committee has finalized the ballot for their suggested reading lists for the next award. They will present the ballot on March 31, 2009 at the annual NYSRA Conference.
Kersplatypus, written by Susan Mitchell published by Sylvan Dell and illustrated by ME is on the reading list finals and up for an Charlotte award. Only ten books made the ballot in each category for the 2010 ballot so I am honored and very excited! Wahoo for us!
The purpose of the Charlotte Award is to encourage students to read outstanding literature and ultimately become life-long readers. Additionally, the award recognizes the authors and illustrators of such literature. Students in New York State will read titles on the ballot and vote for their favorites. Votes were tallied, and the winners received their awards at the Annual NYSRA Statewide Conference.
Keep your fingers crossed!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
One of the books I illustrated is up for an award. It's called the "Children's Choice awards."
The finalists were determined by close to 15,000 children and teens. I would so appreciate if you own or like the book you would click the link I am providing below and vote for my book.
Hope all is well with everyone!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Hi Bookies! Just checking in...wanted to show my face here and let you know I have been reading the post alerts that come in my email inbox...just having a hard time blogging these days. Here is a photo I took tonite...I am now at the halfway point with the ant book.
I also wanted to thank Bron for his advice and encouragement. I have my first school visit and book signings set up for "The ABCs of Yoga for Kids" in CA later this month, and I am trying to get some things rolling back here in IL. You can read the latest press right here.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
There have been worse disasters. I have 72ed more than one entire map for a client before. That always sets me back emotionally for a while. Those are the times when I question having ever entered the digital realm.