Thursday, April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday

© Tomie dePaola

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Old Friends



Some of Tomie's OLDEST friends (well, he actually has friends who are older)... Tomie has known Joan and Dan O'Connor for a very long time. Joan (aka Joan of California) and Dan met Tomie at his autographing (with Lin Oliver) at the Reading Bug bookstore in San Carlos, California, last night.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LAX Selfie


Here are Lin Oliver and Tomie with their "Meet 'n' Greet" person, George, at the Los Angeles airport. Their selfie was taken before Lin and Tomie boarded the plane for a flight to San Francisco.

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow, or Sometime Soon


Kayla is in Miss Netti's second grade class in Levittown, New York. Although it is rainy today in New London, New Hampshire, and it might be snowy tonight, Kayla's drawing reminds us that brighter days are ahead.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Passover

© Tomie dePaola

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday

© Tomie dePaola

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Calendar

SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
Presentation and Book Signing with Lin Oliver
LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
2:25 p.m.
Children's Stage 
events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
Brief Presentation and Book Signing with Lin Oliver
ONCE UPON A TIME BOOKSTORE
7:00 p.m.
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose, CA 91020
www.shoponceuponatime.com
Store Phone: 818-248-9668

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
Brief Presentation and Book Signing with Lin Oliver
THE READING BUG
5:00 p.m.
785 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
www.thereadingbug.com
Store Phone: 650-591-0100

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
Brief Presentation and Book Signing with Lin Oliver
RAKESTRAW BOOKS
11:00 a.m.
522 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
www.rakestrawbooks.com
Store Phone: 925-837-7337

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
Brief Presentation and Book Signing with Lin Oliver
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
7:00 p.m.
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
www.bookstore.washington.edu
Store Phone: 206-634-3400

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Picasso

© Tomie dePaola

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mickey Rooney

© Tomie dePaola

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Chase Scene


Samantha is in a kindergarten class at Mary Queen of Heaven school in Elmhurst, Illinois. She has drawn the ladies chasing Handsome Big Anthony in BIG ANTHONY AND THE MAGIC RING.

Fifth Sunday of Lent

© Tomie dePaola

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Rockin' (Lullabyin'?) in Tomie's Studio

Left to Right: Jessica Goodlin, Fred Sprague,
Will Ogmundson, Chelsea Pettibone, Tomie

Will and Tomie are creating a lullaby for the Strega Nona Treasury which will be published during Fall 2015. Jessica, Fred and Chelsea joined Will today at Tomie's studio to perform the lullaby for Tomie.

The lullaby will eventually be recorded. The recording will accompany the book.

Fuffy, Fiona and Jessica

Left to Right: Fiona, Tomie, Jessica

Fiona and Jessica were in New England visiting colleges, and stopped to visit Tomie as they traveled from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire to Brown University in Rhode Island.

Tomie had met them just a few days earlier at a memorial service for his godmother, cousin and mentor, Kathryn "Fuffy" Abbe, on Long Island. Fuffy had been a Quaker, so the service was held in a wonderful Quaker Friends meeting house in Jericho, New York. It was an emotional and beautiful remembrance service for Fuffy.

Jessica, Fiona and Jessica's sister, Jenny, came east to represent the West Coast Abbes at the memorial. Jessica is co-producer with her husband, Toby McLeod, of the Sacred Land Film Project.