Before I get into writing about the wonderful day let me announce that I have hit over 100 likes on my new Aki Art Facebook Page! Thank you! I will be giving away one of my printed cards to a lucky person! For a chance to win leave a comment on Aki Art's wall and finish the comment with the code "CARD". You have until 12:00am 26th of September to leave a comment as that is when I am back from my Australia Tour! Also new fans can still LIKE Aki Art and comment for a chance to win, so spread the words and happy commenting!
So back to the school visit! It was just great! I got to meet Jennifer and Hilary (Public Relations and an editor from Hardie Grant Egmont) for the first time! Since we have been emailing all the time for Billie B Brown and other titles it felt like we have already met before! They are both so beautiful and young, and made me feel so welcomed!
Once Hilary, Jennifer and I were at the school we were greeted by a lovely staff, Anette, and for the rest of the day Hilary and I gave editor/illustrator talks/drawing sessions to over 100 students at the school.
The kids then gave a go at drawing their own unique versions of a "Happy 114year old Whale" character.
Then we sat in a circle for a showing and critiquing time!
I didn't get a chance to take picture for this one, hopefully one of the staff at the school will send it to me :)
Mean while Hilary was giving a talk about being an editor in the other room...
The kids loved her!
I also spent some time signing books and drawing a big Billie for the school to keep!
I was given a chance to take a group photo with the second group! :)
P.S. Thank you Anette for the lovely lunch and the bottles of wine!
Looking forward to meeting Karri (editor that looks after me for Billie B Brown works) tomorrow and Sally Rippin on Thursday!