Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring Mailer

When I began creating my Spring Mailer I wanted to use an idea I had worked on for an Illustration Friday Challenge.  But I wanted, also, to make it better.  Once I had created the front, I was having a hard time deciding what to use on the back.

©Ginger Nielson 2011

I wanted to attract the attention of whomever picked up the card, but I wanted to tell a little story as well.
What I finally came up with was kind of fun for me as well as a nice outcome for the falling boy.

© Ginger Nielson 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011


This is a new illustration created specifically for IF.  I enjoyed creating this one as much as I would enjoy the same kind of ride *:)

Friday, April 8, 2011


Her wizardly ways and secrets of transformation were bottled and stored, then carefully sorted for use.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Books... those wonderful art galleries in your lap.

It's about books: I love them. Every month I volunteer in a used book shop. The sales support our library. Each time I work there I usually come home with a bag full of books. There is no substitute for a book you can hold, take off a shelf and enjoy hour after hour any time of the day or night. This week's purchases included an entire Wildlife Explorer series of 300 or so panels of animal photos and a huge Jaques Cousteau book about Whales.

There are two others one with black and white photos of animals and another of wild birds.  All of these are great additions to my art library and the cost?  Only $8.00 for all five. Considering the price of even one is over $25.00 it is certainly a bargain.
In addition these books will be used, loved and treasured by many members of our family.