Update: Now that the auction is over,* I wanted to post an update to say: Thank you to everyone who bid on art in the auction! And thank you to everyone who wasn't able to bid, but helped to get the word out! And an extra thank you to the people who bid on my art! To the people who won art in the auction: I hope you love your new art and it brings you joy whenever you see it hanging in your home or office.
Would you like to support free speech and get some great children's book art? Today is the last day* to bid on art in the ABFE** auction. Items have different auction closing times throughout the day/evening, so check early for more choices.
Click here for the link to the auction.
I have two pieces in the auction this time. The first is the painting, Once Upon A Time Birdies. It was created for the auction on Tell A Story Day (for my unusual holidays series). These little birdies are telling a story, and reading a story (EWE AND AYE). (note: the colors look better in real life than in the scan). Click here to bid on the Once Upon A Time Birdies.
The second painting is in honor of Judy Blume (the person ABFE honored at their BEA auction this year).
I had several ideas about what to draw before deciding to paint a girl
reading a Judy Blume book (ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET), with more Judy Blume books to choose from when she's looking for another book
to read. Click here to bid on the Girl Reading Judy Blume Books.
* The auction is over, except for two Chris Raschka pieces, which you can bid on until Thursday.
** From the ABA website: "The American Booksellers for Free Expression
(The ABFE Group at ABA) is the bookseller's voice in the fight for free speech. Its mission is
to promote and protect the free exchange of ideas, particularly those
contained in books..." Click Here to read more about ABFE.