Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Society of Illustrators

I was very honored to receive a 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators, an award that was also given this year to Alice and Martin Provensen. Alice was a recipient of a Carle Honors Award in 2009. I was delighted to attend the ceremony in New York last week and to see the 30th Annual Exhibition of Original Illustration. And to have a chance to meet some of the award winners at the event.

My editors Ann Beneduce and Pat Gauch were there with me, which made the night even more special.

Here is Anelle Miller, director of the Society of Illustrators introducing me. I hope you will enjoy these photos!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Carle Honors 2010

Last month, the 5th Annual Carle Honors, the Gala for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, was held in an inspiring space built underneath the bridge on East 59th Street in New York City. It was an elegant evening, attended by many dear friends and colleagues.

I was delighted to greet the honorees and celebrate with them. This year the Museum recognized the sculptor Nancy Schön (in the photo with me above) who created the well-known bronze Make Way for Ducklings sculptures in Boston, author and illustrator David Macaulay creator of The Way Things Work, the collectors Allan and Kendra Daniel who have been great supporters and contributors to the Museum and Stephen Mooser and Lin Oliver cofounders of the Society for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.

It was a wonderful evening and I was very grateful to all the artists who contributed their beautiful work for the auction.
I hope you will enjoy the photos I've included from the Carle Honors in the gorgeous Guastavino's space under the bridge.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The caterpillar's tomato

The season's last tomato that I grew here in North Carolina.
I sacrificed this one for the caterpillar who seemed so happy to have it. Does anyone know what kind of caterpillar this is?