No I didn’t do a snowflake, I only just found out about it, but it’s really awesome.

It’s a shame that Robert lost his life to the cancer but it’s wonderful what he and his wife have started here. They have many, many artists who have decorated wooden snowflakes that they are auctioning to raise money for research to help fight sarcoma. The results are, as you can imagine, as varied as the artists. Have a look:

I recognize so many of the artist’s names from their children’s books, SCBWI, or even just from Illustration Friday!
I’d like to do one next year, too. If I can.

“In memory of Robert Mercer who lost his fight against sarcoma in August 2007. Robert and his wife Grace Lin founded Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure in 2004. Since that time, the event has raised more than $200,000 for Dana-Farber.”