Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 10, 2011

Free Fall Friday

It is funny how a picture can tell a story.  I thought this picture by Lena Shiffman had lots of fuel to spark a story.  Betsy Devany usually gives ideas on how to think about creating an idea from the picture featured, but I think everyone who was involved with the conference has collapsed. I know I am exhausted.  I couldn’t walk until late Wednesday, but I am coming around.  Laurie had promised to speak at a writers conference in Wildwood and she had to stop two times going down and coming back to walk around in order to help her from going to sleep.  If Betsy sends me something, I will add it.

If you re an illustrator who  had artwork in the Art Exhibit last weekend and your artwork was not up on my blog, please send me the picture and I will add it to the post.  People look at things I put up two years ago, so you will get some visits.

This coming week, I have a post that Eileen Robinson sent me to put up with writing tips.  Susan O’Keefe is writing an article on an editors perspective on the conference.  I’ll share the survey results, but I haven’t had enough energy to look this week.  I’d love to receive some posts from other who attended the conference.  Perhaps you could share the notes you took at one of the interesting workshops.

Also,  if you have ideas for future workshop topics, I’d love to hear them.  That also is mesnt for the illustrators in the chapter, too.  If you are from out-of-state and attend our events, we consider you part of  our chapter and want you to be successful, so let us know what you need and remember to share those successes with us.  We are all in this together and your success encourages the rest of us to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Hope to see some of you this summer at the Networking Dinners in NYC or perhaps out in LA.  It is the SCBWI 40 Year Anniversary, so Laurie and I will be there.  Please let us know if you are going to attend.  We’ll try to get together.

Talk soon,



  1. Kathy, I know I’m still recooping, but have been able to do SOME stuff here in MY life, but not much! lol I’m still feeling in limbo, though still stuck in “conference mode,” lured into doing conference stuff for NEXT year! lol It’s as if stuff doesn’t get tweaked and done now, I can’t completely rest.

    Just from stuff I’m trying to do right now, I’d love if there was a “Basics of PhotoShop” as an illustrator’s workshop 🙂 Sound good? 😀

    And you were limping like crazy at the conference, so it’s not surprising you couldn’t walk ’til Wednesday 😦 All the walking definitely takes a toll on the bod. We need an electric run shuttle, like a monorail, on that bridge! 🙂

    Great painting for Free Fall Friday, btw 🙂 And really looking forward to Eileen and Susan’s posts!


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