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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Something Very Cool

Eric Carle had this lovely book come out this year:

This is a wonderful, inspiring book and the NEA is using it for their Blue Horse Auction, to support the arts.  "Art Inspires Learning, Learning Inspires Art," is the theme.

The gist of the auction is that several artists were asked to paint some kind of horse inspired picture to be auctioned off during October and November.  There are paintings by Mo Willems, Mary Grandpre,  David Williams, Tomie DePaola and of course, Eric Carle, just to name a few.

Here is the link to the auction:

But wait!  There's more!  Look at this little beauty:

That's right!  My artist, Jennifer Plecas, was asked donate a painting, and she chose to immortalize the horse from the Good Knight books!  Look, he finally gets to be the star! The auction for this painting went up yesterday.

I want it.  Badly.

I am just so honored and thrilled to be somehow connected to this wonderful auction.  Creativity lives in each of us!



Catherine Denton said...

How wonderful, Shelley!! Love this idea and what it represents.
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Jess said...

So neat! I love your illustrator!

Janet Johnson said...

That is so fun! I've always loved the illustrations with your books. So whimsical.

Joanne Fritz said...

YAY for the Good Knight!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That is so cool, Shelley! What an author for both you and your illustrator! :-)

Julie Hedlund said...

How wonderful for you and your horse! Thanks for letting us know about the auction too. I'm going to go over there now and drool a little.

Julie Dao said...

I hope you get that painting! Did you bid for it? It's lovely :)

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, that is so cool! Hope you get it!

Christina Lee said...

SQUEE---I love that horsey myself (and so does my seven-year-old)!

Oh and thx for the heads up about the new Carle book!

Kelly Polark said...

Shelley! That is amazing for your illustrator's horse to be included!

Very cool.

Lydia Kang said...

I love your illustrator's work. It's amazing.

Lisa and Laura said...

OMG! That painting is GORGEOUS. I want it SO BAD for Jack's room!

storyqueen said...

L and L: Do NOT bid against me. :) I mean, I love you guys...but do NOT bring it.

storyqueen said...

L and L: Do NOT bid against me. :) I mean, I love you guys...but do NOT bring it.

erica and christy said...

Wow, how cool! (and I hope you got it, Shelley!)