Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm Back!

I'm back from the SCBWI conference and had a wonderful time. Alot went on and I need some time to gather my thoughts, but two main things that came from the conference:

1. I can now see more clearly the next level I must reach and

2. Meeting some great illustrators...in person! (so many fellow bloggers/ Illustration Friday regulars!) I'm a bad blogger in that I didn't take much photos at all. This was the only one I have on the last day:
Left to right: Yours truly, Courtney Pippin-Mathur, Leeza Hernandez, Jennifer E. Morris (fellow Illustration for kids member!), "Lil" Kim Fleming(who came all the way from Australia!).

Also two other wonderful bloggers/IF-ers I met: Alicia Padron, Gina Perry and so many others. And a shout out to Ellen Crimi-Trent who couldn't make it at the last minute, I hope to meet you at the next conference!

I came away from this conference with alot of mixed emotions- inspired yet overwhelmed, recharged yet tired (2 and a half very long days!). I'll share some more details in another post. There is extensive coverage of the conference through Leeza's blog (who did live blogging, its true!), she did a wonderful job, so go check it out...(there is a picture of me making a really ugly "funny" face, I really should of just been normal!)

5 comments:

Gina Perry said...

It was nice to see you in person at the conference. I do wish I was able to chat with you more AND see your beautiful portfolio. Here's to wishing that seeds were planted at the conference for you that will sprout up soon!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Jannie...

sounds like you had a great time at the conference....

I hope to hear more once you rest ...

Have a great day...

Cheers,
Diana

Jeff Brame said...

Hey Jannie, glad you had a good time I hope the hard work you did really pays off. Your an awesome artist. Which by the way I know that Baker had nominated you for the You Make My Day award but I wanted you to know I mentioned you on my blog too, you rock!!!

ellencrimitrent said...

Hey thanks for the shout out Jannie!!! I saw your photo on Leezy's blog over the weekend along with Jennifer Morris so now I know what everyone looks like!!

I am still a little under the weather but getter better. This flu really got me and actually around here it got so bad they closed schools just to clean them since so many kids are out. Crazy!!

Anyway next year for sure, I will live in a bubble so I do not get sick again. My husband felt so bad for me but in a way I have a year to get my act together!

So do you think many people took your cards? I am sure it went well for you!!

Ellen

Chickengirl said...

Thanks everyone!

Ellen-For the private portfolio review, I had some people take my cards, although I dont know who since the ilustrators weren't allowed in....feel better soon!