Thursday night, at the Locco Ritoro gallery, Boston. This was the official opening for Robert's Snow, the fundraising auction run by my friends Grace Lin and Robert Mercer, to benefit the Dana Farber Insitute.

We started this project last year, not knowing if we'd break $5,000, and ended up with $100,000. This year things have become far bigger and more serious from the start. Over a hundred people came to this little gallery, from as far away as Virginia, just for the snowflakes.

Here, visitors looking at 200 tiny pieces of art painted by children's book illustrators from all over the country.