Monday, July 19, 2010

Back When We Were New

After reading Kate's insightful post I got to thinking about how we all came to be here as a group.  The
PICTURE BOOKIES GROUP
was started by three artists who had a vision of a lifetime of creating art for children's books. Sherry Rogers, Ginger Nielson and Amy Moreno got together and formed the core of a group that has now grown to 12 talented and dedicated children's book Illustrators.  It was just about this time in 2006 that the group created a website with images, interviews and bio pages for the core and 5 more artists.

Since that time we have changed a bit, grown some, and seen successes on many levels.  The group that inhabits this space today is a team of individuals who are still dedicated to their craft. The goal is the same, to inspire and motivate children to love and read books for life.  The illustrations we create are meant to expand the pleasure of the journey and enrich the written word with treasures for the mind.

Weather creating in a traditional, digital, or something of a hybird media,  each artist brings a special gift to the children who read and enjoy our books.  So today ~

So today ~    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PICTURE BOOKIES


8 comments:

Amy C. Moreno said...

What a wonderful group of talented illustrators. It is such a privilege to be included in this group.
Thank you Ginger for all you do to run this! Happy Birthday all!

Bron Smith said...

Special thanks to Ginger, Sherry and Amy for their loyalty and dedication to building the group.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Aaawww...happy birthday to us all! Thank you, Ginger, for all of your hard work to keep the group going and active.

Paige Keiser said...

Happy Birthday Picture Bookies! Hooray!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

HAPPPPPPPPPPIESTTTT BIRTHDAYYYYYY Picture Bookies! Wow, a year already and look how everyone is moving along with projects and books and all. It's wonderful. Go Picture Bookies!!!

Jack Foster said...

The happiest... the bestest.... the wonderfullest BIRTHDAY to all you Picture Bookies! God bless you for illuminating the world for our kids and grandkids!

Roberta said...

I'm so glad to be a Picture Bookie! What an awesome group!
Now let's eat the birthday cake.... there is cake right?

Happy Birthday Picture Bookies!

Ginger*:) said...

As we turn the corner to year number FIVE.... I wish all the picture bookies great success in the year ahead.

Please share your ups your downs and you dreams.