So many exciting changes since my last post! We have a new home in a new city in a new state AND a new furry family member. We have pared down the number of boxes to just a few and have most of the house in order. I still have much to do in my sewing room and studio, though that will come in time. Fear not, I'm not allowing a little bit of disorganization deter me from creating!
Another big change for me is yet another region for SCBWI. I am excited to now be a part of the Midsouth region and will attend my first conference in just a month from now. I have signed up for intensives, critiques, and contests, challenging myself to jump in the deep end of the pool. I have connected with some of the illustrators online and they have been a very warm and welcoming group. I can't wait to meet them in person!
The artwork I'm preparing for the conference is well into the planning stages. Now to focus on the final composition and start painting. I'll be posting the finished pieces here after the conference along with the insights I gain from the critiques. If this conference is anything like the ones I have attended in the past, I'm sure there will be plenty to share!
For now, I'll leave you with a picture of our new furbaby, Finn. Isn't he just beautiful?