Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back from LA

(Ennis-Brown House by Frank Lloyd Wright, mural on a Silver Lake art center near Wright's Hollyhock House)

Got back a few days ago from the SCBWI Conference in Los Angeles. The keynote speakers were pretty amazing: Sherman Alexie and Dan Yaccarino were a couple of my favorites. Great workshops given by David Weisner, Susan Sherman of Charlesbridge, and Elizabeth Parisi (overall message: practice your drawing, study the masters: fine artists and illustrators, do your research, and produce the best work possible). Plenty of socializing with inspiring illustrators. Not to mention a couple of extra days exploring in LA...and a brand new pack of double-sided colored pencils from an adorable shop in Venice Beach. What more does a gal need to get in the creative groove?

1 comment:

Maria Eugenia said...

I Always wanted to go the scbwi conference,
Would love if you could post more things about it.
Congratulations on your blog and work,
and thanks again