Monday, August 01, 2011

SCBWI Summer Conference Time!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited the month of July is OVER! I just completed the busiest month of my life, creativity-wise. July was packed with many deadlines (six to be exact) but I made it through! Oh, make that SEVEN deadlines if you count my spiffy new business cards and postcards I squeezed in there!

August kicks off with a couple of lazy days and then...a weekend packed full of workshopping, schmoozing, brainstorming, socializing and fun! I'll be attending the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference here in LA with like-minded people from all over the globe. Let's see if I still know how to interact with other adults, considering I've been holed up in this art cave and interacting only with the "Yo Gabba Gabba" set for so long. Seriously.

Anyhooo, one of the most exciting parts of this weekend will be getting to actually meet (in 3D) so many fabulous artists I have thus far only met on the interwebs: Angela Matteson, Diandra Mae and Kelly Light to name a few.

This year at the conference I'll be focusing on the writing aspects of the children's book world as my new goal is to write AND illustrate a picture book. I haven't done any writing since college and even then, it was nothing too entertaining--probably an expository essay on the differences between Mannerism and Rococo. In other words: boooooring. Unless you like that sort of thing, of course.

So, now, I'm off to tidy up my website and "veg out" on some RHoNY. If you don't know what "RHoNY" is, c'mon people...get a life!

1 comment:

GloryB said...

I absolutely love your business cards and postcards!
Hope you have an awesome time at your conference. You certainly deserve it!!!