SCBWI Adventure

I just got back late last night from the SCBWI Conference in New York City!  It was my first time ever at the conference, and I had a blast.  I met so many new friends like Tricia, Ashlyn, Michelle, Susan, Luke and many many more wonderful illustrators who all have the same hopes and dreams I do!  And of course, there was some incredible artwork.  I'm always amazed at the variety and creativity that God gives us human beings!  There were some pretty good speakers too!  Herve Tullet of Mix It Up fame was there, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger gave two insightful talks about the process of making picture books.  I'm still mentally sorting everything I heard and saw, but I hope to share some of the wisdom I gained soon here on the blog!

And now for some highlights!

 At the Conference

At the Conference

 On Thursday, I went to the  Morgan Library and Museum .  This is an original Gutenberg Bible people!!!

On Thursday, I went to the Morgan Library and Museum.  This is an original Gutenberg Bible people!!!

 Imagine this is your library!  Well, it's not, it's Mr. Morgan's Library!   Behind the three stories of books are hidden staircases to access the second and third floors.

Imagine this is your library!  Well, it's not, it's Mr. Morgan's Library!   Behind the three stories of books are hidden staircases to access the second and third floors.

 A Pocket size Magna Carta!  So cute!

A Pocket size Magna Carta!  So cute!

 I walked past this big boy every day on the way to the conference.

I walked past this big boy every day on the way to the conference.

 The Conference was right next to Grand Central Station.

The Conference was right next to Grand Central Station.

 The Kids section at  ABC Carpet and Home ; a magical wonderland of beautiful things!

The Kids section at ABC Carpet and Home; a magical wonderland of beautiful things!

 German wooden toy at ABC

German wooden toy at ABC

 The most expensive orange you'll never eat!

The most expensive orange you'll never eat!

 Beautiful Marzipan fruits at  Dean & DeLuca !

Beautiful Marzipan fruits at Dean & DeLuca!