Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Golden Guernsey

The Red Bengal goat is not actually a goat breed- thanks for voting! This is my first assignment for illustration class: I needed to include 5 things that begin with the letter "G." Imagine how thrilled I was that there is a Golden Guernsey goat! Trying to keep up with back-to-school and the kids and finding art time, still need to get my postcards in the mail, and will be in a gallery show that starts this weekend in Red Wing, MN with fellow CBIG artists. I'll post about that next time. Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Congratulations to Pizza- the winner of our Fave Hot Lunch poll! The photos above are from an assignment I just finished for a fab illustration class I am taking! Pardon the poor lighting for the first image- but sometimes it is nice to see what it looks like before I paint it. I have a weird moment before I paint and worry that I will wreck it. Nina=Nerd. I like how this one turned out, though. I'll post the whole thing next time. Oooh, suspense!
Be sure to vote in our next poll: Which Is Not ACTUALLY a Goat Breed

Monday, September 14, 2009

Update Update

Hey, There! I am happy to share that my website has been updated, please visit www.ninacrittenden.com if you get a chance. The Minnesota SCBWI Conference on Saturday was great- such wonderful speakers and terrific friends! I feel very inspired! I am looking forward to taking an illustration class this fall (it starts tonight!) and learning as much as I can. Congratulations to my friend Sharon Wagner on winning the 2009-2010 MNSCBWI Illustrator Mentorship with the very talented Carrie Hartman!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Birthday Girls

My cute little nieces are turning 1 and 2 this September. My cute sister asked me to design their invitation for them (and let me blog it, blurring out a few details, of course!). Please take a moment to vote in our poll, inspired by my new first grader: Favorite Hot Lunch