Last Saturday, G and I had the honor of attending the private Members' Opening of the Tomie dePaola retrospective at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The show is fantastic, such an inspiration. If you can get to Amherst, do check out "Drawings From the Heart: Tomie dePaola Turns 75". And if you don't live near Amherst (like librarian Cathy, who flew in from Arizona) . . . get there just the same. And there will be more opportunities to catch Tomie himself at future museum events, so check out the Carle's schedule.
G and I didn't have our camera, but I knew Bob Blog Hechtel would have his. This pic is taken from Tomie's blog (by Bob).