Have you noticed the new look to my blog?? Look closely, those are images from the Blue Spruce nominees over the past 10 years that you see along the sides of the screen!
One item I forgot to mention and depict was the Original Artwork Exhibit of the Blue Spruce 10th Anniversary. It has long been a dream I had to see our wonderful Canadian illustrators of Children's Books show their original artwork in a public Gallery.
OLA has partnered with the Canadian National Exhibition to put 65 artist/illustrators works on exhibit this summer from August 17th to September 3rd in the Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Pavalion. This also represents the 100 books that were nominated in the first 10 years. This exhibit had it's first stop at the Festival of Trees at Harbourfront last week. Students, teachers and librarians were excited to see the original work that was used to make the picture books.
The final run will be this summer. Will post more once the show is finalized on the walls and in the booth. For now... you get a glimpse as I have set it as the background for the blog. Enjoy!