Monday, September 14, 2009

Working Through the Pain

Artwork for LET THE WHOLE EARTH SING PRAISE (publication date during Fall 2010) will be sent to the publisher, G. P. Putnam's Sons, today. Tomie wrote in the author's note: The art echoes the beautiful folk art embroideries and naive designs of the Otomi people from the mountain villages around San Pablito, in Puebla, Mexico.

Tomie's carpal tunnel problems returned earlier this year while he was working on the artwork for FOR THE DURATION. It's remarkable that he has been able to work through the pain to finish the artwork for FOR THE DURATION, and create artwork for MY MOTHER IS SO SMART (March 2010) and LET THE WHOLE EARTH SING PRAISE.

Maybe he'll experience some relief after carpal tunnel surgery this coming Friday morning.