Eric Carle’s simple board book reads, “I am an artist and I paint…blue horses… orange elephants… and polka dotted donkeys!” My children think it is funny because obviously the horses at the farm are not blue. We know that artists think outside of the box and imagine new things, but it is equally important for engineers, dads, and park rangers to have those skills. Knowing how or why to paint a horse blue is knowing how to have fun, think, and innovate. In the video below, Eric Carle talks about the book, Chagall, and working in his studio. You can learn more about Eric Carle in my recent post on his exhibition in Atlanta.
See my Eric Carle list here.