Thank you, Anne Rockwell…

Homage to Jose Clemente Orozco by Anne Rockwell

. . . for being our Guest Artist-in-Residence. You shared so much of your wisdom about the children’s picture book world with us. We’ve been blessed by your generosity and spirit. You really “walk-the-walk” — as you demonstrated through your own multi-talented children and grandchildren, and to the rest of us.  🙂

Santa by Anne Rockwell
Your wonderful books reflect your far-reaching interests. Thank you for allowing us to collaborate with you at the Countdown.

Special thanks too, to your co-collaborators. . . .

"Valentine's Day"

Lizzy Rockwell

final cover for BIG GEORGEW

Matt Phelan

Cover from "What's So Bad About Gasoline"

Paul Meisel

Cover from CLOUDS

Frané Lessac

Cover from "Open the Door to Liberty"

R. Gregory Christie

. . . and so many more collaborators who popped in:  Vanessa van der Baan and daughter, Megan Halsey, Bernice Lum. . . .

And YOU, dear readers — including those who chimed in; those who sent emails; those who attended and absorbed quietly; those who tweeted; and the rest of you, who spread the word. Thank you ALL for joining the Countdown!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

"Sweet Potato Pie" by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Carolyn Croll

Artist Carolyn Croll sent an email "Howdy!"

5 responses to “Thank you, Anne Rockwell…

  1. It was wonderful getting to know you, Lizzy!
    Enjoy the Holidays, and have a Great New Year!
    ~ Joy

  2. What a refreshing and stimulating conversation you sparked Joy! Thank you so much for including me. Peace and Joy to all! Lizzy

  3. And to you, Joy, and I hope Max enjoys his pumpkin soup! Let’s be sure and keep in touch!

  4. The children’s picture book community is a charmed network.
    🙂 😉 😀
    Happy Holidays to you, Anne, and Everyone!

  5. Thanks Joy for pulling this lovely party together!

    And thanks to all the visitors. I enjoyed meeting some of you, and re-connecting with others. It was truly refreshing, and a reminder of why, in spite of the current ups and downs of this business, I still love making books for children, and all the wonderful people who do it, too.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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