Thursday, February 21, 2013

Time is flying!

Hey all!
It's been a few weeks since I posted. I was attacked by the flu after the NY conference and I've been getting back into the groove the past two weeks. But I'm busy at work on some freelance projects so I'm quite occupied at the moment. I'll try to post some up to date sketches soon of ideas I've been scratching around with, but for now its back to the drawing board for me!

Here's a pile of sketches I've been working on for one of my latest freelance gigs. I'll only say it involves a tree... More to come!

Monday, February 4, 2013

NY Conference: day three!

Hey folks!
I have so much exciting news to share from my last couple of days at the conference!!! I'll have to be brief for now and elaborate later as I am blogging this from bed, which I am currently quarantined to with a terrible flu.

But in more exciting news... Here is my top five from the past day and a half:

5) hanging out with all my SCBWI friends!!!!
4) hearing Julie Andrews say "practically perfect"
3) hearing Mo Willems tell a story about someone crapping in a friends car
3) hearing the inspirational Shaun Tan speak again
2) getting to meet, laugh with, and hug Tomie dePaola!!!
1) getting runner up in the portfolio show!!!!!!

Yes I won! And yes there are two third places- top six just doesn't sound a good!

Okay, off to my sickness...

Saturday, February 2, 2013

SCBWI NY Conference: day 2

Hey all!
It's day two of the NY SCBWI Conference and its been great already! Yesterday we had the illustrator intensive where there were many great speakers: Shaun Tan, Mark Teague,Barbara McClintock, Floyd Cooper, David Ezra Stein, The Brothers Hilts, Brenda Bowen, Chris Tugeau, Jan Constantine.

So much awesome stuff...

I also met Mo Willems & Jon Sceznia!!! I said "hotdogs" to Mo Willems as a funny ice breaker. It worked, and I imagine he won't forget that right away. I'm nuts...

Okay back to the show! More updates to come!