OMG August 11, 2011 15:17
What an incredible weekend. I just back from the SCBWI conference in LA and I have so much inspiring stuff to share but I am literally in the midst of final preparations for the New York International Gift Show which starts THIS Sunday! I'll have to save the recaps for later but, I have some exciting news that I just can't wait to share with you all!
I just found out yesterday that my soon-to-be-released book We Belong Together was 1 of 121 books selected out of 650 entries nationwide to be featured in the 2011 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show! The list is so impressive this year and includes such highly esteemed illustrators in the world of children's books as William Joyce, Dan Santat, Kadir Nelson, Peter Brown, Eric Carle, Tomie DePaola, Loren Long, Maurice Sendak, Mo Willems, Lane Smith and more! I still can't believe I will be featured alongside artists whose books I loved as a child and still totally idolize today! I almost feel like I don't deserve such an honor!
Here's a link to more info about the show. The page also contains a link to a complete list of all the illustrators and titles that will be featured!
All I can say is OMG...@_@
Wish me luck at the show! I'll will be in booth #2547 if you'll be there! xoxo