Congrats to Hazel on her second-place win in the People's Choice Award with her "Boy and World" image:
|Hazel Mitchell with her print and NESCBWI award.|
And congrats to Russ, who won THREE (!!) first-place awards at the conference with the Mother Goose piece he posted about in Pixel Shavings last week:
|©2012 Russ Cox.|
You can read Russ's post about the event in his blog. Russ also posted about the critique he received from HarperCollins creative director Martha Rago...fascinating insights, and I strongly urge illustrators to read his post.
I've already heard so many good things about the NESCBWI conference, but both Russ's and Hazel's posts (plus everyone's #nescbwi12 posts on Twitter) have convinced me that I really need to try attending this event next year. According to Harold Underdown, the event is scheduled for May 2nd weekend in 2013, so I've marked it in my calendar.
|Hazel & Russ with illustrator pals at NESCBWI|
- Debbie Ridpath Ohi - Twitter: @inkyelbows