Mom to Mom Give Away: Nikki McClure
Satch and I are huge fans of Nikki McClure. When I told him that the art is made from paper cuts, he was enthralled. "But how, Mama, HOW?!?!" I sat him down in front of the computer and played this video. He was SMITTEN!
We were delighted to see Nikki's art in Cynthia Rylant's book, "All in a Day" last year. And we are excited beyond words that Nikki released her own book, this past May! Both books quickly became bedtime favorites. The images depict tender moments that children and parents can relate to, moments shared within the closeness of family. Both books inspire the reader to savor the beauty in our day to day life. You will have a chance to win one of these books at the end of the post! In the meantime...it is my honor to introduce you to Nikki McClure...
Mom: Nikki McClure
Where: Olympia, WA
Site: Nikki McClure
1. In what ways has becoming a mother changed you?
Just about every way! Though I still feel little bubbles of me rising to the surface every now and then but not strong enough to get up from a warm snuggle with a sleeping child and make my way to see my friend's band play down the street.
I find that I am much more efficient. No dilly dallying- except when I am just hanging out with my child.
We just dilly-dally then!
2. What message would you like to share with creative mothers?
Make new rules. Work small and quick. Finn is reading a book and eating nectarine slices as I type this.
3. What inspired you to create "Mama, is it Summer Yet"?
Finn asking me that question in March!- It was a nice day, granted. I wanted to show him what to look for and look forward to. I realized that if my nature savvy kid was a bit confused, then what about all the kids inside all day! There is also a part that explains why we eat strawberries in June, not February no matter how big and red they seem to be in the market, Our family has to wait. I'm so cruel.
This one is hard...every picture has a back story. I like to keep them secret so the image can belong to the viewer and elicit their own set of memories.
Summer. Eating wild berries. Swallows flying. When everyone is happy at the same time.
To honor the passing Summer season and warm your hearts in the coming cold months, the generous folks at Abrams Books is allowing me to give away a copy of these two beautiful books. To win one of the inspiring beauties, kindly share one favorite Summer moment spent with your child in the comments section of this post and specify which book you are swooning over. The winner will be picked by random generator and announced on Wednesday August 18th.
*Please leave an email so I can contact the winners.