Thursday, September 29, 2011

Very Hungry Studio Visitor...

After a lovely dinner with the Carles the other night, we found ourselves together again for a quick lunch with Eric and the always lovely Bobbie as part of a reciprocal studio tour.  Attached to the business offices, Eric Carle's studio is a joyful romp of color (much like the man himself).  Above his work station, as a reminder, are the lyrics to "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing" (!).

In addition, Eric is working on some monumental pieces of abstraction:

His flat files famously are collections of colored paper that he's made various designs on.  All of these awesome bits of design and color await use in a future book.

My wife and I left invigorated (and itching to make some monumental paintings of my own).

It is always fun to visit with a friend.

(Here is a video of Eric talking about his latest book, due out in a week or so.)