and my creative birds of a feather
flock to Seattle
for the SCBWI Western Washington conference.
It's a bright spot in the middle of the rainy season
as authors, illustrators, publishing gurus,
and friends alight to sharpen, share, bloom,
I'm thrilled to get to learn from the genius of picture book
duo Sarah Stewart and David Small.
Stewart and Small have created some of my favorite books, including
The Gardener, The Library, and The Quiet Place.
Here's a piece I've been working on for a class I'm taking
with Kristine Brogno, design director at Chronicle Books.
It's a windy whirl of a weekend, with so much wisdom to learn and enjoy.
I'll share some nibbles when I get back.
For now, it's time to gather up my portfolio,
and soak it up!