Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just in case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a fifth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on the second Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests. I have created a page on my website to view all the episodes of A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.
Today it is my pleasure to share a creative collaboration from . . .
Cathy Ballou Mealey and her Daughter, Grace
I know I’ve said it before but I have to say it again! When I open an email with the “goods” from collaborators, I just want to dance. Each and every collaboration has been unique and delightful! All it takes is a look at the words or the art to see why one collaborator was inspired by the other collaborator’s work. This week is no exception.
Doesn’t it make sense that such a cute gator would lead to gator-inspired words?
I’ll bet you’re all grinning big gator-like grins, aren’t you? Many thanks to Cathy and Grace for being a part of this series.
Meet Grace: Grace Mealey will enter seventh grade this fall at Lynnfield Middle School. She is an honors student, a visual artist and a soprano with the Pioneer Singers, a choral ensemble of musical ambassadors.
Meet Cathy: Cathy Ballou Mealey is a picture book writer and occasional poet. She reviews children’s books at Good Reads with Ronna and for the Boston newspaper North Shore Children & Families. Cathy is represented by Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Agency. Find Cathy online HERE at her blog.