Saturday, November 16, 2013

Young artists

As you may know, my Aussie family is staying in Israel for seven months and they rent a house walking distance from me in Meitar.
Friday evening all the relatives got together to celebrate Eyal's 6th birthday.

Eyal and his brother and sister and even his mother are good artists, so I gave Eyal this wonderful book.
Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children About Their Art  is published by Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Amazon says 

In this remarkable and beautiful anthology featuring the likes of Maurice Sendak, Robert Sabuda, Rosemary Wells, and Eric Carle, twenty-three of the most honored and beloved artists in children’s literature talk informally to children—sharing secrets about their art and how they began their adventures into illustration. Fold-out pages featuring photographs of their early work, their studios and materials, as well as sketches and finished art create an exuberant feast for the eye that will attract both children and adults. Self-portraits of each illustrator crown this important anthology that celebrates the artists and the art of the picture book.



Jael said...

Birthday greeting to your cute grandson:) It must be so nice to have them nearby!

Birdman said...

Carle is pretty special to kids.

Hels said...

I must say that Eyal is a very fine name to give a lad :) (My name just happens to be Ayala)

VP said...

Happy Birthday Eyal!

Karl Demetz said...

A book is always a good choice for a birthday gift. Happy Birthday Eyal !

Spiderdama said...

Lovely post and great gift! Happy birthday to Eyal:-)

William Kendall said...

A happy birthday to Eyal!

Bergson said...

a good portrait
iwish hil a hapy birthday

Kay said...

Happy birthday, Eyal! How wonderful that you're all able to spend this precious day together. The cake looks fabulous and your book sounds perfect for all your budding artists.