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.