Thursday, August 30, 2007

Behind the Snowflakes

For a few years I've wanted to buy one of these snowflakes. I watched the auctions, I thought about it, but I never bid. I've also been meaning to donate to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for some time now, but somehow it just never happened. I never got around to it, although I've thought about it many times. I guess sometimes it just takes something that really hits home to make things happen. So after a recent cancer diagnosis in the family, I decided now is the time. I anxiously await the snowflake auction and urge you to bid or donate.

The Woman Behind the Snowflakes

The Robert's Snow project, was founded by author/illustrator Grace Lin in her husband, Robert's honor. Grace gathered artists from all over the children's book illustrating community to create original art snowflakes to be auctioned off. Since 2004, this online auction has raised over $200,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This year the snowflakes will be auctioned in November and December.

The Artists Behind the Snowflakes
You can see how some of the artists created their snowflakes for this years auction on the following blogs. If anyone I missed would like to be added to this post just let me know.

Anna Alter
Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Holli Conger
Karen Lee
Roz Fulcher
Don Tate
Sherry Rogers
John Nez
Sarah Dillard
Connie McLennan
Paige Keiser
Kelly Murphy
Dan Santat
Stephanie Roth
Sharon Vargo
Susan Mitchell
Ellen Beirer
Liza Woodruff
Sally Vitsky
Jane Dippold
Cecily Lang
Mary Haverfield
Consie Powell
Marion Eldridge
Adam Rex
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Eric Brooks
Alissa Imre Geis
Amy Schimler
Meghan McCarthy
Matt Tavares (look here too!)
Julie Fromme Fortenberry
Aaron Zenz
Ashley Bryan
Jennifer Thermes
Jeff Newman

I am so sorry to say that the following was posted on Grace Lin's blog today. My heart goes out to Grace and her family.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


We are sad to say that Grace Lin's husband Robert passed away Monday, August 27th, 2007. If you would like to send your condolences, the best way to do so would be by donating in Robert's memory via the Jimmy Fund, and by supporting Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure. Thank you for thinking of Grace in this very difficult and sad time.

Update: Since this was originally posted I have added thirteen more preview blogs. I will keep adding more as I come across them, so keep checking in!


Don Tate II said...

Thanks for putting together this collection.

Marion Eldridge said...

Hello Gail,

I've just discovered your blog. I'm faily new to jacketflap. I know we are all saddened to learn that Robert Mercer passed away.
I've posted my snowflake on one of my blog pages:
It's so nice of you to link to these.
Also, on the image that you've posted showing four snowflakes, my snowflake from last year is the one on top. It's so kind of you to spread the word about Robert's Snow!

gail said...

Oh, so glad you saw this Marion. I'm sure there are many others that have blogs I don't know about. I will keep adding links as I am made aware of them.

Nice work! I will be buying one of these snowflakes this year.

I hope that spreading the word does help, in some way, to promote this wonderful way of raising money for cancer research that Grace and Robert started.


Elaine Magliaro said...


Thanks so much for this post! I have included a link to it at Wild Rose Reader.

I hope the Robert's Snow 2007 auctions raise a lot of money for cancer research this year.

Sherry Rogers said...

Gail thanks so much for the wonderfulpost and including my name on the list!

"e" said...

Thanks for the call out Gail - I'm so glad I was able to participate in such a worthwhile cause.
Elizabeth O. Dulemba

Marion Eldridge said...

Hi again Gail,
Thank you so much for including me on your snowflake list. I've been looking at your website and your work is very beautiful! Once again, it's very kind of you to help in showcasing the snowflakes for Robert's Snow.