Friday, November 26, 2010

Prints Charming

They are having a sale on the imagekind website right now through midnight on Monday, November 29th. Prints of my work are available, along with artwork by the talented Alicia Padrón, Angela Matteson, Vittoria Faruffini, John Rocco, and Megan Coyle just to name a few...
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I See Me!

The Holidays are coming up quickly! I am getting excited to bake rolls and pies for Thanksgiving, and thought it would be cool to share a great some great gift ideas with you guys! My friend (since 7th grade!), Jen Dewing, has written these three books for I See Me! (a Minnesota publisher of fantastic personalized books for kids). A Christmas Bear for Me and Who Loves Me? both won Mom's Choice Gold awards this year! I cannot adequately express how impressed and amazed I am by my friend, Jen. She is compassionate, driven, giving, funny, kind, spunky, talented, and completely adorable. You would just love her! A Hanukkah Bear for Me and A Christmas Bear for Me are both filled with Wilson Ong's gorgeous illustrations, and Who Loves Me? is perfectly paired with Maria Carluccio's playful artwork.

Dear Wilson and Maria,
Your work is amazing.
Love, Nina
I See Me! is offering a FREE SHIPPING promotion on all personalized children's books through November 29th. Just enter coupon code FSR795 at check out! Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Diandra Mae!!! Diandra is a very talented illustrator who also happens to be the Illustrator Coordinator for the Houston SCBWI. Her artwork is filled with endearing characters, vibrant colors, and a silly charm that I just love! You can see her work on her website and blog, visit her over with The Sketchables, or catch up with her on twitter. I feel very happy to know her, though we have yet to meet in person... hope to someday! Congrats, Diandra! :)
Since I have two little assistants, I thought it would be nice to have an additional prize!
A little pack of Nina Notecards! And the winner is:
Yay, Michelle! Michelle Kondrich makes her art with intricate lines and fills it with depth and humor. One of her short stories was just featured in 8: A Kids Book Anthology! You can see her artwork at her website, blog, and follow her on twitter. She is a wonderful gal! Hooray, Michelle!
Thank you Alicia, Julissa, Heidi, Casey, Jenie, Susan, Jen, Karrie, m.b., Alissa, Diandra, Loni, Michelle H., Daun, Karen, Mark, Sarah, Steve, Kurtis, Mrs. Duff, Lynn, Aimee, Erica, Jackie, Nicole, Michelle K., Angie, Andi, Nicki, and Shawn for throwing your names in the hat!!! You are all wonderful! Crossing my fingers that I'll get to illustrate another book someday so I can have another giveaway! ;) I cannot thank you enough! All my very best, Nina

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Friday Giveaway

Hello, There! It is time to have a fun book giveaway! If you would like to win a signed copy of Cedric and the Dragon, leave a comment on this post (along with your email address). I'll pull names out of a hat next Friday morning (November 12th) and announce the winner! *YAY*
[Here are the details that would be covered by a fast-talker if this was on tv or radio: One comment per person and make said comment by Midnight on Thursday the 11th of November. ] GOOD LUCK!!!

My Sketchbook Project is coming along... Here are two new spreads. It isn't RAINING Dogs & Cats, it is REIGNING Dogs & Cats! Hahahaaaa