Friday, September 30, 2011

Car magnet

I am also riding around with one of these car magnets on each side of my car.  I have no idea what people will think, but I am hoping someone will be interested enough to take a closer look. When they are retired from my car, they will go on our fridge *:)

Launching Gunther the Underwater Elephant

I made some take away cards for book festivals and other events where I can promote my new book.

The cards are 6 x 4 and printed with a UV coating on both sides, since I didn't need to write anything on them.

This is the front... the cover view.

These will show up here and there *:)  This is the backside of the card including the publisher contact and the ISBN.


Just as the last leaves fall,  a mother bear leads her cubs to the den she has carefully chosen.
Winter is coming and the reluctant cubs are nudged gently to their safe haven.

This new layout I used earlier is an experiment. I may want to change to it at some point but not just yet.  I wanted to keep my link lists, and be able to change the background color. Those elements are not available for the newer template design. Hopefully blogger will address that issue in the near future.

Friday, September 23, 2011


  This summer I painted a number of oversized posters for the children's summer theater camp in our town.This is a study for one of the posters.  If I was still doing silk screening this would be a perfect piece for that medium.
©Ginger Nielson 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

An Emergency, a rescue, an adventure, and the most adorable cast of characters to meet Christmas in ages!
Karen Morss's story will delight the entire family and is a special treat for any animal lover.
Just imagine what could happen if all Santa's reindeer came down with the flu!

Flying Poodles, A Christmas Story is a wonderful gift as a book or as an APP.
To find either just visit the website or iTunes APPS.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Children's Illustrators Talent Pool

This week I decided to take the plunge and add a showcase of sorts to my Children's Illustrators portfolio site.  As part of the Talent pool I am pleased to feature Gunther the Underwater Elephant as a lead in to my portfolio.  I updated the portfolio portion with some of the images from the book that I am allowed to display.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

And Now for Something Completely Different

Using the visit to the Friendly Farm for my first sketches, I am beginning character studies for a fun picture book.  Meet Maxwell.  He is a little pig with a big appetite.... for cookies!

His story will be submitted to the editors for review and revision, but I think he has a chance to end up on some child's bookshelf in the future.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Children's Illustrators Talent Pool

This is my week on the Talent Pool of Children's Illustrators.  I chose to feature, (who else?) Gunther the Underwater Elephant as the main event.  The Talent Pool is designed to show off the many illustrators that are featured on Children's Illustrators' portfolio website.  The illustrators choose a week and reserve it with a small fee. The idea is hoped to generate interest in the artist for future assignments.

Gunther is special for me because it is the first of several books I have not only illustrated but written as well. Others are in the wind, or wings, waiting to be launched over the next few years.
There will be bears, and witches, and pigs, Oh MY!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Forests hold a mystery all their own.  Evergreens, mosses, the smell of pine.  Rustling in the leaves, and murmurs beneath the logs.  Be careful where you walk.  Be aware of what lies ahead... and behind.