For my 500th Post I wanted to show something I really loved from my most current work. This is an illustration from a story I have completed in dummy form and have sent out for one publisher to consider. "The Star Giver" is a legend of the far, far, far north, in which a mother bear supposedly explains where the stars come from.
I chose this image because I love the softness of the piece and the colors. Just as little bear falls asleep, his mother tells him the story of the Star Giver. Ursa Major and Ursa Minor appear in the sky above by the story's end.
©Ginger Nielson 2009