Cool little snowflake charity

I was hunt­ing around after a chil­dren’s book illus­tra­tor and ran across this site, a can­cer char­i­ty called Robert’s Snow. The orga­niz­er is a chil­dren’s book illus­tra­tor, who got oth­er illus­tra­tors to con­tribute ceram­ic snowflakes with unique decorations/illustrations/paintings on them for auc­tion.

The auc­tion is pret­ty much over, but you can still see all the snowflakes. As an artist(ic per­son), graph­ic designer(like guy), and gen­er­al cre­ative sort(of bloke), I found the vari­ety of snowflakes cool. Click through to see the larg­er ver­sion, they are much bet­ter than the thumb­nails.

They are being auc­tioned on eBay, and are fetch­ing between $200 and $1000 so far, with a few days left to bid.

Some of my favorites:

Martha Alexan­der The back makes me think of my son. Christo­pher Bing I like the wood­cut, black and white look. Christo­pher Denise Beau­ti­ful com­po­si­tion, and a cute sen­ti­ment. Sarah Dil­lard So pret­ty. Jar­rett J. Krosocz­ka I love the back of this one, too. Loren Long Love the long­ing feel of this. David Macaulay You might remem­ber him from Cas­tle or Cathe­dral. Meghan McCarthy Love the col­ors of this one. Anik McGro­ry Great com­po­si­tion, love the water­col­ory flakes with the more pre­cise bear. Eric Rohmann Made me laugh for the look on the rein­deer’s face. Mag­gie Swan­son Would make a great orna­ment on a tree. James T. Williamson Edward Hop­per snow­fake: the name alone is worth admis­sion. Jane Yolen Last, but not least, this one almost made me cry.

By Danny

My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.