Sitting here on pins and needles waiting for crit partner and friend, Abbey Marble, to pick me up for the drive up to Redmond, WA. I’ve got my portfolio freshened up and I’m looking forward to seeing old friends, making the acquaintance of new friends and professional contacts. This conference is so well run and attended and is always a pick-me-up. I come away from the presentations and workshops with a revitalized sense of purpose and new ideas to explore.
As an illustrator working in my studio with periodic crit group meet ups, it is easy to feel isolated and out of the loop, so these SCBWI conferences are a vital way to remind us why we do what we do.
Here’s a sneak peak at the postcard I’ll be sharing with participants along with my portfolio.