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?