eric carle museum of picture book art

On a recent trip to New England, I visited the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.DSC06972

Lisa Brown and Marcus Ewert were there for the day.


“The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.”


reading amid winter

RED SINGS_INTa favorite~  Red Sings from Treetops,

colorful words by Joyce Sidman, and singing illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski.


truck garden & primrose arrangement

garden gathering from generous sources

truck garden


& week’s beginning arrangement, pre~thunderstorms.