My second visit to the gorgeous Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was much busier than my first visit. Not only did I present a Story Time in the museum's library and sign bunches of books, I also presented a literary craft workshop with young students in the Art Room.
They jumped right into getting their hands busy.
Here are the beautiful 3D collages they created. Some were literal.
Others not so much. This boy told me the psychedelic strip of paper he glued to the top was the second Sun in the composition. I love that!
This young artist followed her own spirit. Love that, too!
This boy mixed the media using markers. So creative.
After my programs I had some time to hang out with Rebel Bookseller, Andy Laties, the manager of the museum's bookshop. I was very fortunate that Andy provided my car lifts to and from the Springfield Amtrak station. Talking shop with Andy is always enlightening and appreciated.
With the museum's librarian and bookshop manager.
The shop is stocked with Eric Carle everything. But it's also creatively stocked with everything else. For book lovers, there's a vast array of children's books, graphic novels, and kid-lit related cross over to adult books. Greeting cards, toys, and plush dolls are colorfully displayed.
Thank You Eric Carle Museum for selling my books in your shop and on your website!
For art lovers there are signed prints and limited edition lithographs and fun minimalist sculptures.
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All Photos Copyright Melanie Hope Greenberg 2011