Friday, March 2, 2012

What has your day been like? Here's mine (and Mr. E's) so far.

I'm at the NAEA convention. This photo is proof I actually attended a workshop, and didn't spend ALL my time exploring the vendors, though I certainly did that too. Mr. E was at the workshop too, resting in his tidy envelope, and Art Project Girl took this picture above. Who knows, maybe some of you are in the background!
This is me with Bill W., the representative at the Liquitex display in the vendor exhibit area. After my recent gesso adventure, he contacted me via email and told me that I am being sent some replacement gesso! In Bill's email, he invited me to come and say hello at the conference, so of course I did. Liquitex has pulled the bad batch of gesso; they have a good reputation, and quality control is important to them. It just goes to show, I guess, that it pays to let someone know if you are disappointed with a product. They definitely want us to be satisfied, so speak up! It's amazing to me to know that a silly post on my little blog was noticed in this way. By the way, they were showing a really cool acrylic ink, in rich colors including metallics. I tried it out and give it a big thumbs up!

This photo to the left is Nancy Walkup, the editor of School Arts Magazine. She was one of a team of presenters at a workshop I attended. Seeing faces like hers in this setting makes our world seem a little smaller to me.

And now, what has Mr. E been up to so far today?
Mr. E. woke up to a grayish morning in the Big Apple. Here's his view from the 26th floor window.
Mr. E joined 3 of us for a cup of coffee (or tea for me) and some breakfast before starting the conference day. I wonder what he's got planned for tonight?

14 comments:

  1. So amazing... I just couldn't swing it this year. It looks like you are having so much fun. Continue the art madness and keep us updated!

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  2. This is so fun to read -- almost makes me feel like I'm there!!

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  3. HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) So glad I'm having a great time in NY!!! I'm the art teacher version of Flat Stanley!! Phyl...you rock!! I'm glad you're having a great time. I love the idea of TOO much to see...WHAT IS THAT LIKE?!?!!

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  4. Keep posintg photo's and stories for those of us who couldn't attend - it's the next best thing to being there. Have fun!

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  5. liquitex makes the BEST acrylic inks!! i love them!!
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  6. Oh..and the googly eyes are actually very life like for me!! :)

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    1. Ah, one of them has fallen off during today's adventures that I'll post sometime tomorrow. Hopefully I can find you some new eyes tomorrow. You got signed many times today and spent a evening roaming Time Square in the rain and eating a lovely dinner at the Pig and Whistle, all with Marcia, who blogs at Art is Basic (formerly Vivid Layers). We got wet but had a nice time, and I took lots of pictures so you can see where you've been. Tomorrow you should get to see Chuck Close and maybe visit MoMA, which is barely a block away. (That's the Museum of Modern Art, and it's a great museum.) For now you need to take a final peek out the window at the city and get a good night's sleep! (One question: is this your first trip to the Big Apple?)

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  7. IT IS MY FIRST TRIP TO THE BIG APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) You are the best tour guide EVER!

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  8. oh, i am just green with envy - looks like so much fun! one of these days i'll actually make it to NYC, quite a trip from atlanta.

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  9. wow i am jalous! I became a follower 525 !!

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  10. Thank you, Phyl, for letting all of us experience the conference through your eyes. It's better than not being there at all!

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  11. Oh and I forgot to tell you, your hair looks GREAT!!!!!:)Pat

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    1. Slow to respond here - but THANKS. It's a work-in-progress.

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  12. wish I could have made it this year... i am so jealous. Looks like you and Mr. E are having a great time! Say hi to Chuck for us!

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