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.
Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Alissa Imre Geis
Matt Tavares (look here too!)
Julie Fromme Fortenberry
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, 2007Robert
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!