I Flew to New York this Past Week

Economy ticket

Economy ticket







I flew to New York this past
week for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators International Conference. I got a great deal on an economy ticket.

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I saw a view of the Empire State Building from the rear window of the Bedford Hotel.










I once again, tried to capture Lin’s likeness.










I said hi to Stephen Mooser.










I learned how to say “you rock” in sign language.










I arrived at another time and place with Shaun Tan.








I said hi to Tomie DePaolo and told him I’d admired his books through the years.









I laughed with Meg Rosoff and complemented her on her presentation as we passed on Lexington.










I met my agent.










I sketched random people at the conference.










I met a few old friends and made some new ones.










I listened to the not out of date, not worthless, adventure telling Margret Petersen Haddox.







I marveled how mothers and daughters acquire the same traits and can turn a page of notes at precisely the same moment, with the same motion and finesse.










I tried to take a picture of Mo Willems as he ran back and forth in front of an audience of 999 admirers.

The conference was once again amazing and inspiring. I had a great time in New York and got to get out of the Utah inversion and breath some fresh New York air. Hmmmm.




About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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6 Responses to I Flew to New York this Past Week

  1. sounds like a great time. and always worthwhile!

  2. Cathy says:

    Ha! No wonder I couldn’t find you at class!

  3. Cathy says:

    Looks like you had a great time!

  4. Cathy Did you show up at the watercolor class? I’m sorry. It will start up this Wednesday and I will be there.

  5. Thanks Susan and Shaunda. It was a great time and it was great running into Susan again.

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