Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beginning work for Summer Children's Theater Camp

I have started work on a series of 4' x 3' posters for our local Children's Summer Theater Camp.  Our oldest daughter is helping to create some of these. She is an AWESOME artist with great skill in animal paintings. Actually she quite the professional having painted an entire mural of animals from the arctic to the antarctic complete with sea animals around the globe.

This is the beginning of one of the posters I am working on to create the mood for a play about P T Barnum.  So, the posters will all be of the vintage type and need to look like they did in the 40s and 50s.
This is step two in a progression.....
I will be adding Circus type lettering to each of the posters, that will take a while, but when I have one completed I will share.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Winston the Wonderhound coming to the interenet

I have figured out that the only way to actually provide Winston's story in a reasonable progression is to put him back on the internet in a way that people can access his story and any chapter more easily.  Blogger is fine , but it is hard to go back and forth if you missed something, so as time permits, his adventures will continue at:
Winston the Wonderhound

Winston and Roxxanne are off on their newer adventures.  If you want to keep track, just bookmark the link above.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


©Ginger Nielson 2011

Elliott and Frank had a rare affinity for one another on several levels.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Just as we cultivate our gardens, there are other important friendships to cultivate.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


©Ginger Nielson & 4RV Publishing LLC
From the new book, Carla's Cloud Catastrophe, by Beth Bence Reinke... this illustration should give you an idea of what happens when you STIR up a collection of clouds that have fallen to earth mysteriously.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The New Blog on the Block

Check out the daily posts for some great insights, wonderful book news, art tips and tricks and the viewpoints of a number of talented authors and illustrators.  Each visit promises to be of interest to those who love to read, write and draw...and those who do all three.

Add your voice in the comments section or make this a place you want to follow.  I will be adding illustration themed articles twice a month and invite you to chime in with your thoughts.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

SpeedBump and YO YO

Somehow when you can't sleep or think you might be sleeping other thoughts and images invade your mind.  Last night these two critters kept showing up in my thoughts and dreams.  So this morning I had to create SpeedBump and Yo Yo.   I think it is pretty clear who is who.  *:)

I also think they need a story of their own. I'm not sure where they will fit into my plans for them, or if they will decide on their own just what they want to do.  I am sure they will easily find their way into a ton of trouble.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


It wasn't as if he had not given fair warning.  Because he had and because he had not been paid what was owed, the Piper played his magical flute and took an alternate payment.