Just had a great Google+ Hangout with my fellow SCBWI Illustration Mentee pals (Class of 2010): Kimberly Gee, Eliza Wheeler and John Deininger. Andrea Offermann tried to join us, but unfortunately had browser issues. :-(
It was great to be able to catch up with what we're each doing in our children's book illustration and writing projects, plus Eliza and I filled in Kimberly and John about our kidlit-focused Lost Weekend With David Diaz.
I'm looking forward to seeing Eliza (second from the left in the bottom row of screens) at the SCBWI Winter Conference in NYC next week! As I posted in the KidLitArtists.com blog back in the summer, we were super proud when John won an Honor Award and Eliza won the Grand Prize in the Illustration Portfolio Showcase at the SCBWI conference in LA.
As part of her prize, Eliza is going to be meeting with children's book publishers while she's in NYC. You can see a fantastic interview (with tons of photos and drawings) that Kathy Temean did with Eliza about her work on Kathy's blog.
For more info about the SCBWI Illustration Mentees (not just the class of 2010), see http://kidlitartists.blogspot.com/.
If you're curious about Google+, feel free to check out my list of Google+ Guides For Newbies directory.