I went to the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference this past Saturday. It was quite an adventure.
The morning of the conference, I woke up nice and early so I could get there in time. I live about an hour and a half away. Well, on my way there, traffic was held up because of an accident that was blocking the road. After waiting for quite some time, I ended up having to turn around completely and go another route that I was unfamiliar with. I didn’t arrive at the conference until shortly before the first keynote.
As a result of my late arrival, I didn’t get to put up my entry for the poster contest (which I’ve posted above). That was a slight disappointment, but I’m not too sad about it because I was just glad that I made it to the conference at all. The poster that ended up winning was one of my favorites – congrats, Frank!
Also, after I got home, I found out that fellow Tugeau 2 artist Kathy Weller also attended the conference, and I missed the chance to meet her. Not only that, but I sat right across from her in one of the workshops and didn’t even know it. Bummer. Maybe next time, Kathy.
Anyway, despite all the mess, I still had a great time. I met several great artists – Robert Squier, Gina Perry, Cheryl Noll, and Ginger Nielson, to name a few – and had a good portfolio critique from a lovely lady at Charlesbridge Publishing. She gave me lots of great pointers to help me improve my work.
Wow, that was a lot more verbal than my other posts, but hey, it was a full weekend.