Brenda Martin won a visit to Tomie dePaola's house through a raffle at the Concord Museum (Concord, MA) in December, 2011. She, and her chosen guests, visited on January 14, 2012. Brenda, her daughters and friend sent a framed collection of photographs after the visit as a remembrance.
Starting at the Upper Left and then going Clockwise:
Photo, left to right, of Victoria Martin, Tomie, Brenda Martin, Caroline Martin, Sharon Kennelly. Wooden Blocks from childhood, and featured in NOW ONE FOOT, NOW THE OTHER. Tomie designed a round stained glass window in the Mercer Room, and this is what happens when the sun shines through it. Close-up of Christmas tree. Stained glass white bird by fan Kate Nelson (last known address was in California) who gave Tomie many stained glass pieces. Mexican folk art. Christmas tree. Center photo is of the gnu that Tomie painted. The gnu's current location is near the New London Inn.
Brenda was born in England, so Brenda and Tomie continue to chat about all things British, such as, "Downton Abbey" and "Call the Midwife."
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