Sigh. Here it is: the final Grace Lin painting being offered in the year-long Small Graces charity auction benefiting the Foundation for Children’s Books.
I especially love the proverb because it reflects my underlying purpose here at alphabet soup: food for the body, mind and spirit. I think most of us are probably good at feeding our bodies, but we sometimes forget how important it is to nourish the soul — not only by reading good books and poetry, but by making sure that our daily lives are enriched with music to gladden the heart, art that allows us to see the world anew, and a mindful appreciation of nature.
In concert with all of these things is the importance of kindness and generosity, two traits which definitely characterize uber-talented children’s author/illustrator Grace Lin, who came up with the idea for Small Graces. As before, December’s painting is an original, unpublished, gouache on Arches watercolor paper gem, approximately 5" x 5", and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. 100% of the proceeds goes to support underserved schools in the greater Boston area. This is a unique opportunity to own original art at affordable prices.
Thinking you’d like to share Grace’s art with someone special this holiday season, but wishing it was even more affordable? Child at Heart Gallery is offering three Small Graces paintings as open edition signed glicee prints! Are you ready for the unbelievable price? Only $28.50, including shipping and handling!!
Click on the images below if you’d like to purchase them online:
From January 2009:
FYI, I was lucky to win an original and later I purchased one of the glicee prints to compare the quality. The print is outstanding and looks like an original. So don’t hesitate to order them as gifts!!
More good news:
The Foundation for Children’s Books has just announced they will continue Small Graces in 2010, offering original paintings by other children’s illustrators (Melissa Sweet, Diane deGroat, Matt Tavares, Anna Alter, and Jarrett Krozocska, to name a few)!! Woo Hoo! So many of my favorite artists! I can tell it’s going to be a good year!
So, don’t miss your chance to own Grace Lin’s original painting for December by clicking through to bid on Ebay now through Friday, December 18th — or for a Grace Lin signed glicee print, click through to Child at Heart Gallery (1/2 of the proceeds will benefit the FCB).
If you feel like swooning, look again at all 12 of Grace’s paintings offered this year at SmallGraces.org.
To learn more about the Foundation for Children’s Books, visit their website and/or read this post by Elaine at Wild Rose Reader.
Clickety click, have a great Monday, and help spread the word!
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