Thursday, February 5, 2009
Small Graces: February Auction News
It's almost auction time again! "Small Graces: A Painting a Month to Benefit the Foundation for Children's Books" features another charming painting by the talented and generous author/illustrator Grace Lin. This is the 2nd painting to be auctioned on eBay as a benefit for the foundation's programs in under-served schools.
Here's how it works: Every month a small (5x5 inch), unpublished, original painting will be auctioned on eBay with 100% of the proceeds to support the FCB's author/illustrator visits and residencies in urban schools in the Greater Boston area. Each painting will illustrate a bit of wisdom, a proverb, a "small Grace."
This month's painting (seen above), painted in gouache on watercolor paper, will be auctioned beginning Monday, February 9 to Friday, February 13. The estimated value is $450. I'll post a reminder with the eBay item number on Monday—or you can search by Grace Lin's name.
Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen picture books, including The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace's critically acclaimed children's novels include The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat.
You can read more about the Small Graces auctions and The Foundation for Children’s Books at this Wild Rose Reader post: Small Graces: A Painting a Month for the Foundation for Children's Books