Friday, May 20, 2011

NESCBWI 11 Conference

Returned on Sunday night from a very busy weekend in Fitchburg, MA where NESCBWI held their 2011 regional conference. So many great keynote speakers, Jane Yolen, Tomie dePaola, Lin Oliver, Steven Mooser and Harold Underdown to inspire and motivate. So many great workshops that gave me tools to bring my written work and online presence to the next level. I had a very helpful portfolio review with Art Director, Ann Bobco, who gave me some ideas on how to move my work forward.

I enjoyed watching "The Library of the Mind" once again. It didn't lose any impact in its second viewing. The best part of the conference was the networking with new people and spending time with my RISD friends, who did a great job representing the RISD program by winning all sorts of awards at the poster contest.

I'm looking forward to attending Encore in the fall and the conference next spring in Springfield!

Monday, May 16, 2011

My NESCBWI Poster contest Entry

This is my entry in the NESCBWI poster contest that took Second Place in the People's Choice catagory. Pippi's head, hair and hands are made out of sculpty as is one tree in the background. She has a soft body and I made her clothes out of fabric. Her socks are made from old socks that I altered and her shoes are made of foam. The background is made from watercolor paper with different watercolor washes. The lower "foreground" papers have been gradually raised from the background on pieces of foam core board. The grass is made from silk plants that I cut up. I overlay the title and author's name on the computer.