It was a warm and gorgeous weekend in Central Massachusetts. It was a perfect weekend to take a field trip to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to see the Mary Blair exhibit before it came down on Sunday. It was so inspiring to see her working color sketches and finished illustrations. I took her strong, simple and good design approach in and reminded myself to keep it simple in my own work. My favorite quote of hers on the wall: "I had three jobs. Raising children, keeping house, and making my art work." - Mary Blair
Seeing Mary Blairs work as well as the Uri Shulovitz animated film of his beautiful book, "Snow" as well as just being in the presence of all the great illustrator's work really helped me take a breath and get ready to knock my next big project out of the park: Gracie Brave.