Children's illustrator Grace Lin started the fundraiser, Robert's Snow, in 2004 to help raise money for cancer research after her husband, Robert Mercer, was diagnosed with sarcoma. Sadly he lost his battle with the cancer this past August.
Many children's illustrators have painted wooden snowflakes for the 2007 Robert's Snow benefit. They will be auctioned online this November. To learn more about this very important fundraiser check out the Robert's Snow website here.
The snowflakes can be previewed on their website mid-September.
I was honored to be able to participate this year. Here is the snowflake that I painted which will be included in the auction.
"Hanging Popcorn at the Beaver Lodge"