Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Arboretum

Greetings! I am SO happy to report that I finished the last illustration for the book on Monday! It has been a little weird not working on it anymore, but I have a few things lined up to keep me busy. The fam and I went to the MN Landscape Arboretum this weekend in hopes if getting a half-way decent photo of me to use for my book bio. This was my favorite- what do you think?
We saw lovely flowers, of course! This shrub rose smelled fantastic.

These peonies were amazing. The blooms were enormous!
There is a great photo of my Grandfather with my Mom and Aunt as kids. They were at the beach, he had a kid balanced on each leg. This is our attempt at re-creating that moment...
The concept seemed easy enough,

my oldest kind-of figured it out,

AND THEN THE LITTLE ONE TRIED TO TAKE ME OUT!!!!! Ah, kids.... they are such a joy!






8 comments:

nina seven said...

thanks, nina! this is weird...we finished on the same day and we are both named nina! that is some kooky stuff. good luck with your book, can't wait to see more of it. i put a little pic of the cover of mine on the ole blog, will be posting more sneak peeks when I'm allowed. i feel lost without it - must get another book deal, soon!

Linnell Esler said...

Congratulations on completing your book! Best wishes for many more.

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Ah! I love all these photos! Congrats on finishing your book, I hope you enjoy a bit of downtime before you get back in the insane swing of things.

Sharon Wagner said...

What a fun day at the Arboretum. Congrats (again) on the book!

Molly said...

I like the pic. Two thumbs up!!!

aimee said...

yay, nina! that is great news! you are such a cutie :)

Nina Crittenden said...

I second that kookiness, nina! I am feeling a little lost, too! Thanks Linnell, Christina, Sharon, Mols, and Aimee!

Betsy said...

Nina, So fun! My daughter thinks I am a piece of circus equipment too. Nice photos! Congratulations on getting your illustrations done. I love the illustrations you have posted on your blog!