|Albert and Jeanine making some moves!|
|On a break during my demo|
|I was honored to have Albert stop in on my demo!|
|Alain Picard's and crew|
|Mine and crew|
|Tony Allain and crew|
|Terri Ford and crew|
|Stan Sperlack and crew|
Later that evening I managed to get Albert Handell out on the dance floor! I won't forget that soon!
Meeting such pastel luminaries and getting to know them as more than names and paintings was a real joy.
My presentations were fun, allowing me to connect with folks and share my experiences as an artist is very rich for me. Spending time with my mom and sharing a bit of my work with her is great. I think she enjoyed herself. She explored a bit of the Albuquerque book scene on her own while I was attending to my volunteer duties.
I woke each day and made my way to outside to drink in the blue, blue sky and the quiet before everyone started bustling. I needed just a few moments alone to gather my thoughts. I was usually greeted by either Mack the facilities volunteer or Joe who was helping out on every conceivable front or Susan who was Liz's right hand person. These folks were wonderful to work with and never lost the smiles on their faces!
Spending time with so many people that are excited about pastel and it's potential made me want to come home and dig a little deeper in to the medium that I consider "home".
I hope I get to attend the next convention in 2017!