Sunday, September 03, 2006

Rutger's One on One Plus Conference!!!

Hey gals,

Was wondering if anyone here has attended the Rutger's One on One Plus Conference in Piscataway, NJ? It's sponsored by Rutger's Council on Children's Literature and will be held this Oct 21st. I've been accepted to go and am very excited! I originally heard about it through an SCBWI regional conference I attended in June. It's structured in a way that gives you one to one time with an professional illustrator, author or editor etc.. and then has a round table discussion session where you sit with your mentor for part of the day and 4 other pairs of mentors/mentees. Anyway it sounded really worth the $125.00 and was hoping I could get some more insight on anyone else's experience or if you know of someone that has attended along with what they brought with them to show and all that kind of stuff. Thanks so much for the feedback on my piece last week too. And yes so far I've used just Pastels to keep things as loose as possible. I find when I get into the details with colored pencil I get carried away fixing everything too much! I hope to finish up painting in the children this week and move onto new territory so I have at least a couple of more fresh pieces to bring to the conference. Goodnight and have a good start next week for all of you going back to teach.


  1. Hi-

    Ok, I don't have a life and I am on line on labor Day weekend. It is raining here in Wisconsin and alot of the activities I was going to go to, got called off. So, here I am.

    The conference sounds really eductaional and fun. I won't be attending but it sure sounds like it is worth the cost.

    Have fun when you go.


  2. Hi Giselle,
    I haven't heard about the Rutger's One on One Conference until now, I've been out of the loop this last year in the conference circle.
    Sounds like a great opportunity and experience. Let us know how it goes.
    I got an invite to the Maine Folio Feast for illustrators, which is also on Oct. 21st. Have you or anyone else been or heard anything about it? It's their second annual conference in Portland Maine. Sounds like fun and I'm thinking of attending that one - although the Rutgers Conference sounds wonderful and more educational. Is it open to all illustrators or is it by invite only?
    Oh, so many conferences, so little time. Have a great week and good luck getting that portfolio ready! Best, Chris M.

  3. Hi Chris,
    Thanks! Yes for the Rutger's conference you have to apply in the spring and they let you know if you're in by September. If you don't get accepted they return your $125.00 of course.

  4. Giselle -
    Sounds great! Good luck and let us know how it goes. :) Chris M.