Friday, January 8, 2010
IF: CONFINED AND WINTER CONFERENCE
...Tired of being confined in the castle after night fall, the boy sneaked out with the dragon to go on an adventure.
I guess I am cheating a bit this week with the word 'CONFINED' since I'm posting the finished piece from last week, but I think it fit the prompt rather well. I also really liked how this illo turned out. I think I will do something with it for my next promo card.
I have some very exciting news, I am going to the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York at the end of this month. I will be taking the illustrator's intensive session as well. I was very reluctant about going for all the reasons anyone would be hesitant to go... am I ready?, can I get my portfolio/promo materials ready on time?, can I update my website before the trip?, etc... Well, Ready or not, I am going! I couldn't think of waiting another year for such an opportunity.
I will not be posting much this month since I will be preparing for the trip, among another gizillion things I have to do! But, I will try to blog or Twitter about the conference while I'm there.
If you are going let me know. I would love to meet some of you while I'm out there!
Thanks for all your comments and all your New Year wishes, they really mean a lot to me and I really appreciate them!