Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Day in My Life

Dear Friends,
Here is a glimpse of a recent day at home in North Carolina. I spent my morning in the kitchen. My ingredients list included: eggs, flour, butter, milk and oranges (I like to make fresh squeezed juice).


Here I am settling down to enjoy my breakfast!


Later I worked in my studio where my ingredients list included: paintbrushes, tubes of colorful paint, papers and pencils



The sun was out and the room was bright.
Sweet fruit juice, a plate of pancakes and time to work.
No complaints.

27 comments:

andrea said...

I SO look forward to your posts... and love that it is coming from North Carolina... nothing could be finer then to be in Carolina in the Mornin' ;o)

Thanks for the smiles and inspiration.

markedbythemuse.com said...

Thank you so much for giving us a sweet glimpse into the ingredients that make an inspired day! Fresh OJ, Sparkly sun, paint and the muses! VIOLA! perfect!

Emily said...

Sounds perfect! : )

sterntaler said...

this sounds like a perfect day - thanks for sharing :)

Hiskia said...

perfect! made me smile on the other end of the world :)

Caitlin Shearer said...

you're the best, eric carle!

Teddi said...

yum i love fresh squeezed oj, but am too lazy.

Melle said...

Dear Eric,
Thanks so much for your post. You inspire my students and I so much!
In fact, I just posted a sample of our "Eric Carle inspired art" on our classroom blog if you'd like to check it out? The buffalo is our school mascot.
Love ya much, Melle in FL
from The Villages Charter School
www.strokesofart.blogspot.com

Aura said...

Perfect day. And we use the same milk :)

Megan Coyle said...

Sounds like a glorious day :)

calibosmom said...

This looks like a very good day!

the wrath of khandrea said...

this has caused me to consider NOT going back to bed this morning...
;O)

Jennifer said...

I adore reading your blog! That happy, smiling face was splendid.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

A perfect day! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Wendy Braun said...

Those look like Swedish Pancakes!

Açalya said...

My husband was reading one of your books to our 3 year old son. My husband is German and asked him how would he pronounce you last name in German. He said it, then I told him `well, Eric Carle is a German too` and he said that he did not know. I told him that I will check on wikipedia and a few websites too. Now they are still in the bed, reading your book and I found your blog, so I am writing this greeting message to you. I guess I am gonna be one of your blog readers too.
Greetings from Southern California..oh, I gotta go, they call me :o)

Julie Hendriks said...

Great! :-) haha

Kimberly said...

Out of the thousands of blogs in my google reader yours is by far the most inspirational! I love it :)

Siem said...

Oh, this makes me jealous!

I'm not able to paint with my 3 boys in the house.
But...drinking fresh juice and go out in the sun does work very well with them!

Happy day today!

Alicia Padrón said...

Ohhhh I am SO happy to have found this blog!

I am such a fan of your work and these posts are so wonderful, they are like little stories in itself. :o)

Thanks so much for letting us take a peek into your life. I'll be visiting for sure.

Thank you!

Oh, and that breakfast looks yummy. ;o)

Alicia

Tamara Henderson said...

What a great way to start your day!

Mac said...

Just found your blog and wanted to let you know how much our daughter enjoys reading your books. She loves to go to the school library and check out books to read, and they are always an Eric Carle book! I think she checked every single one out last year while in Kindergarten and has begun to do it again now that she is in first grade.
She was so excited when I picked her up from school today because they had watched a "movie" about Eric Carle. I don't think she would have tolerated a movie about any other author...she would have demanded Eric Carle! :)

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

There is nothing better than fresh oj and a pancake! This makes me smile!

mabelmustangs said...

Jo said, I teach at Mabel School in Zionville, Watauga County. My students are making you pictures and letters. Do I send them to the Massachusetts address.

Do you ever get breakfast ingredients from the Famer's Market at Horn in the West.
Many good fruits.

wordplayhouse.com said...

We've both illustrated a book by Bill Martin Jr. but yours was better! Glad I found your blog. This post was so much fun—to see YOU eating pancakes. I linked to your book, blog and website on a post I did with a whole grain pancake recipe and children's pancake books to read. http://www.wordplayhouse.com/2011/01/pancakes-for-breakfast.html.

Darren said...

Eric...I'm a principal of a school and two staff members recently talked about the pronunciation of your last name...Carl or Carlee? I was always assuming Carol but wanted to get it straight from the horses mouth.

Darren

Darren said...

Sorry...I meant Carl...not Carol.
Darren