Monday, December 31, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007


FAT cat. Will make a resolution. Not so many mice in 2008.


Fairies have often been known to soar in small flocks by day.

However, at night they tend to travel in a more solitary manner.

©Ginger Nielson 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The New LIST ~

Well, we know you were all NICE and not Naughty this year, but unless you want to be left out NEXT time around, you need to start being NICE all over again, because Santa is back at his north pole headquarters and he has already started his new list for 2008. As you can easily see, no one is on the Naughty side of his list, YET.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Wishing you Peace, Hope, Love and JOY~

Wishing you all here and there, near and far the spirit of Peace, Hope, Love, and JOY that comes with this season and the bright new beginning of a New Year.
©Ginger Nielson2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Double page spread from the book I illustrated, SONG FOR A GIRAFFE (and just available on,)
The blank spaces are where the text is now located. You may click on the image for a larger view. Blogger can only show much smaller images as this spread actually measures 22 inches wide.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Winter White

Just a few items I wanted to share with you all. Especially with y'all in the south.
Winter in NH this year has been a blast. A blast of cold air. A blast of snow, and snow and more snow. We can measure up to 30" on our deck where the picnic chairs and table are now completely buried. The sights are beautiful...and yes, it is still snowing.

When our mom is here with us for the winter, we usually put out her Norwegian flag along with our own American flag. That way people who live nearby know she is here. ( along with her favorite cat)

Stairs disappear....

Chairs fall victim as well....

And a walk in the woods will have to wait, but it is still quite beautiful and peaceful.
All is calm, all is bright!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


As I show this picture, it is still snowing sideways.

Friday, December 14, 2007


As she looked BACKWARDS over her shoulder Paulette saw the stunned and surprised looks on her parents' faces. As she fell further and further into the foaming sea, she hollered BACKWARDS over the waves, " Don't worry! I'm sure I'll wash up somewhere!"

Finding no comfort in her words, her bereft parents furiously untangled their fishing nets and cast them into the sea in a desperate effort to snare their fast disappearing daughter. Alas, they unfurled them BACKWARDS, and Paulette disappeared beneath the waves.

However, she did wash up on shore, kiddies, and can be found (quite well and happy and also very very clean!) in another Illustration Friday be announced.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sneak Peek at Song for A Giraffe

This is a book I recently illustrated
by Michael LaLumier and Kim Messinger.
It is now available for Pre-Order from