Oh my gosh, I'm so excited! I'm packing up my suitcase and getting ready to flap my little old dragon wings to fly to San Diego for the NAEA convention in just a few days!
I'm looking forward to meeting so many of you that I've gotten to know through our bloggy network over the past three or four years. As a matter of fact, I'm way more excited about meeting people than I am about going to workshop sessions, though once I'm there I know I'll be excited about the workshops, too. But how in the world are we going to find each other? Here's a couple of ideas.
Jessica Balsey at The Art of Education (AOE) contacted me today (Thanks, Mr. E; evidently you suggested she include me). She explained that AOE will be hosting an “Art Ed Blogger Meet and Greet” on Sunday, March 30th from 11:00-12:00 am at their exhibitor booth, #310, and she wanted to invite me!
Jessica's post says "This will be an informal event where art ed bloggers will gather and have a chance for you to meet your favorites, ask questions, and connect in person. Some of the bloggers attending are: Nic from Mini Matisse, Patty from Deep Space Sparkle, Ted from Art with Mr. E, Ian from Art of Apex High, our best dressed blogging buddy,Cassie Stephens, and Phyl from There’s a Dragon in my Art Room. Hope you can come chat!" Did you see that? My name is included! I almost feel like a celebrity! And to be included with my hero, Patty from DeepSpace Sparkle, is a real honor. She is, after all, the reason I started my blog in the first place. Now I'm really sorry I never actually started that diet like I planned...
Anyhow, you'll know me when you see me. I'll probably be the shortest person there at the booth by far, a little chunkier than I'd like to be, and I have a mane of silver hair 1/2 way down my back (though it may very well be in a pony tail to keep me from getting stuck in doors. I'm a klutz.) Please please come say hello!
Another way to find me, or other people you want to locate at the convention, is by using the convention app. If you make your profile public on the app, others at the conference can see it and contact you, and vice versa. You can even invite people to be your friends on the app! How cool is that?
So now, my fingers are crossed that the snowstorm heading up the east coast doesn't mess with my travel plans, or those of my son who is flying from Boston (where the storm is supposed to hit with a vengeance) also to California on his first ever real vacation after becoming an adult with a real job!
Meanwhile - I'd better get back to my packing... I hope to see a whole bunch of you this coming weekend!