Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse

Dear Friends,

I am very happy to share this video about my new book, The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse which is an homage to the Expressionist painter Franz Marc. I hope you will enjoy it!

I will be signing copies of Blue Horse at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM and at the following locations in New York and New Jersey:

Saturday, October 1
11 AM-12:30 PM - Books, Bytes and Beyond
197 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Monday, October 3
5:30 PM - Barnes & Noble, Union Square
33 East 17th Street
NY, NY 10003

Hope to see you at one of these events if you are in the area.
Best wishes,
Eric Carle


  1. "I am a GOOD artist.... In art you're supposed to be free...." What lovely sentiments! Thank you for brightening our lives, Mr. Carle!
    With love and admiration,
    Ann V.

  2. I am a new artist, now, at 59. And I began to paint again four years ago, sporadically then, but more now, because of you. I have your video from the museum and I just started with painting papers in all sorts of "wrong" colors and silly designs. I started using collage in my water colors. You, sir, with your blue horse and red alligator and polka-dotted whatever... You were the inspiration for me to simply begin to play again. Thank you. I have to get your book for my best friend! She needs a blue horse about now.

  3. Absolutely fantastic! I'm looking forward to being able to buy the picture book in Spain and enjoy it every day in my hands. Congratulations!

  4. Thanks for a another lovely book to warm my days.

  5. I love your new book! Such a great lesson for kids (and adults alike). It was such a pleasure to meet you at the book signing yesterday. I really appreciate how you make everyone feel like they are the only ones in the room. It is a day we'll never forgot.

    Today we gave one of your signed books to the art teacher at my sons' school. He does an Eric Carle unit with the kindergarteners. I cannot tell you how excited he was to receive a signed copy of one of your books; he was almost near tears. Thank you!

  6. Hello* Thank you Mr Carle, you have put a skip my step....your creations always do! Congratulations on your new book. It looks and sounds wonderful. Unfortunately living in Yorkshire in the UK I am unable to get to any of the signings. Do you ever sign copies that can be mailed out?

  7. Hi, my friend Eric Carle!! Purchased my copy of The Blue Horse yesterday and love it!! I have such fond memories of being with you in your studio in 2002 and your warmth and friendship through the years! Love that you have this new book out for kids and adults to enjoy! Thank you!
    Irene Talaasen

  8. I met this book at waterstones in Notting hill, cheered me up..:D
    Thank you so much. your work always make me keep my passion for picture books.

    Jihyun Park

  9. Dear Mr. Carle,
    Hello and thank you for another Wonderful book! Congratulations.
    I love your work.
    Take Care,

  10. I just bought a copy of "The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse" with the thought of try to get you to sign it for a friend of mine. She loves your books. She is retiring from teaching next year. She teaches Headstart (preschool). I would love to be able to give her a signed copy of your book. But, I live in VA. Is there a way to get a copy signed?

  11. Mr. Carle, I am a children's librarian and we just received "the Artisst who Painted a Blue Horse". I read through it and loved it. I wanted to tell you about a classmate of mine. Her name was Paula Palmer. When we were in Kindergarten--she colored her horse picture blue. The teacher was irrate because the assignment was to color the horse in a natural color. I vividly remember feeling so bad for her. I am now 44 years old. Around ten years ago or more--Paula died of cancer. This has been my most vivid memory of her--and her blue horse. Thank you for this book. and for honoring people like Paula.

  12. Jeannette, you are not alone... many of us are rediscovering and uncovering our passion for art through the magical books and artwork of Eric Carle.

    I thank him for his giving genious - my love is for Kandinsky.

    My best

  13. Dear Mr. Carle,
    Have you ever considered creating your version of "Twas The Night Before Christmas"
    I am a big fan of you and all of your books - I simply adore your artwork. I also collect copies of "Twas The Night Before Christmas" and I envision you doing this book. Your artwork is so beautiful and whimsical. It would be a very special treasure!
    A huge fan,
    Jennifer Berg

  14. Hi Eric,
    I've always been a fan of your books, I love the art!