Sunday, April 3, 2011

SCBWI Spring Conference 2011

Back at home after three days of refueling at our annual Iowa Chapter SCBWI conference. So nice to see familiar faces (this is my SEVENTH conference) and to bask in the collective community of children's book creators. Great and small wisdoms were tranferred and I hope everyone- even staff!- came away fulfilled and renewed.

Lin Oliver, one of the founders of the Society, was there with us for the weekend as well. She gave a brilliant talk at our banquet Saturday night. Her enthusiasm for the children's book world is infectious. It was special to be with this remarkable and accomplised woman.

I was honored to prepare a framed piece of art that was presented to Lin commemorating her Iowa visit. Some attendees said they didn't get a chance to see the piece, which is called "Tallgrass Sunrise", so I'm posting the print here. It's a little bit of Iowa for Lin to take home.

More later on some conference highlights, but a big shout-out to all I met at the conference. I enjoyed every encounter and may your keyboards, writing spots and drawing boards hum with activity this week and beyond. A special greeting to those I had the pleasure to dine, imbibe and hang out with. Please keep in touch!

1 comment:

Candace Trew Camling said...

Always very good to see you! I feel kindred with your spirit and am very grateful for your encouragement!
This piece is just beautiful and its a wonderful gift for a wonderful woman!

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