Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Strike a Pose!

Left to Right: Kathy, Ellen, Tomie, Marikka

Marikka Tamura came to visit to work with Tomie on the design for a Fall 2015 book - a Strega Nona treasury. (2015 will be the Year of Strega Nona in celebration of the 40th anniversary of STREGA NONA: AN ORIGINAL TALE.) Her college classmates, and New Hampshire residents, Kathy and Ellen, met Marikka today at Tomie's. The three of them left for a girls' weekend at a New England resort.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday Visitors

Left to Right: Nicholas, Sarah, Sam, Tomie, Sister Marie

Sister Marie came to visit Tomie with her nephew Nicholas, Nicholas' wife, Sarah, and their son, Sam. Sister Marie and Tomie have been friends for many years.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rebecca and Tomie


Rebecca is eight years old and lives in Minnesota.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Birthday, Flossie and Ellie!

© Tomie dePaola

Tomie's mother's birthday is on March 9. Ellie's birthday is also on March 9. She is the daughter of Tomie's brother, Joe (Buddy).

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tomie By Norm Wood


Norm Wood created this portrait of Tomie in 1952.

Norm Wood was a senior at Pratt Institute in 1952. He graduated in 1953. His girlfriend lived in the Caroline Ladd Pratt House, a women's freshman dorm. His girlfriend, a senior, was a counselor in the Caroline Ladd Pratt House.

Each night between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m., the Pratt House hosted an open house with coffee and cookies. Norm Wood was at the Pratt House most nights during the open house offering to draw portraits.

Tomie and his friends would often take a study break in the evening and walk the two or three blocks to the Pratt House open house. One night, Norm Wood drew Tomie's portrait and gave the drawing to Tomie.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday

© Tomie dePaola

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014