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SCBWIEPA Pocono Highlights #2: Get into Character

Dear Alison,

I am a closet illustrator. I admire illustrators' ability to capture a moment, a feeling, a thought, an action in a single illustration. I even went to Zachariah OHora's Illustrator Session (I'll talk about that session another time) in hopes that I could glean some of his creative genius. I was so inspired I decided to create a post through pictures.

So here goes...

The Pocono Retreat 2016 was all about character and we kicked off the weekend Friday night with a costume party...

Willowdean, Bellatrix and Max Quacks, Ducktective
AKA Alison, Kim, and Donna

Opal from Because of Winn-Dixie
AKA Susan North

Belle AKA Phoebe AKA Author Isabel Bandeira
and Val Jones, Author of Who Wants Broccoli

Dana Kramaroff

Sophie from Sophie's Squash
AKA Virginia Law Manning


Strider from Lord of the Rings
AKA Wes Loder



Sophie from Sophie's Masterpiece 
AKA Chrissa Pederson

Harold's Purple Crayon
AKA Andree Santini


Another Harold's Purple Crayon
AKA Erik Ammon

Harriet the Spy
AKA Meg Medina


Effie Trinket
AKA Lindsay Bandy
Horrible Bear!!
AKA Ame Dyckman
Buzzing around with Julia Rix


Erszi Deak as Dog
Oh, there's that Belle again or is it Phoebe dressed as Belle?
Author Isabel Bandeira
Bellatrix and Effie find compromise
(Wow, Bellatrix is a camera hog)
Bellatrix and Sophie

Max Quacks, Ducktective ready to Quack your case!!

Willowdean, Max Quacks, and Bellatrix (AGAIN)

So Alison, Friday night it really was ALL about Character. Some perhaps bigger characters than others...not naming any names... 

Sharing the writing love one letter at a time,
Kim
AKA Bellatrix
AKA Camera Hog
AKA Death Eater Tattoo Artist
AKA Sharpie Tattoo Artist Available for Hire (See Sample Below) 






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