April 14th, 2011 will be an evening I will ALWAYS remember. Our grad show was amazingly amazing and was filled with so much talent, I may go blind. Our months and months of slaving away through paint, digital dilemmas, deadlines and what not, paid off! I am so proud of my class, I still get teary eyed when I think about it. The evening was filled with mixing and mingling, wine and catered food, great art....and surprise awards. I was completely honoured and flabbergasted to receive the Narrative for a Book award which was judged by a slew of well known publishing companies such as Penguin, Annick Press, Kids Can Press etc. AND was floored when I got to accept my award from Brenda Clark, Who has illustrated a ton of children's books, including Franklin. I later had a short but wonderful conversation with her and received very positive feedback and assurance that "I'll do fine. *(wink & warm smile)"
To add to the ambiance of the night, I wore my coveted, Illustrative NeNeee dress and received many compliments on my quirky dress. ( still in love!)