Robert’s Snow in July!

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Finally, something to blog about! I just finished my snowflake for Robert’s Snow For Cancer Cure. You can read more about this unique online fundraising auction by going to the Robert’s Snow site. Viewing of snowflakes will start in late August and bidding starts in November. I hope everyone will take a look and see all the beautifully crafted snowflakes by my fellow children’s book illustrators and donate to this wonderful cause.

Here’s how I created mine. First, I was obsessed with Humpty Dumpty, for some reason. I started to think about what Humpty would be doing in winter, and then, of course, I thought of the fall. I first did my sketches, front and back:snowflakesketchfront.jpg

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Then I lay in the color using my usual acrylics, not worrying yet about any details (here’s the back side):

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Finally, I did many layers of paint to arrive at the finished snowflake:

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So, don’t forget to visit the Robert’s Snow site next month!

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