I had a whirlwind time at the conference. I got there on Friday morning
and had to wait in a long line at the bus station to get a cab. Then I
checked my bags at the hotel (what a beautiful hotel!) and went to get
my badge at the Sax booth. Judy from Sax was even nicer than on line
(if that's possible) and she made me feel right at home. I enjoyed
wearing my artsednet badge. I just wish I had more time to meet other
people on the list. I did meet quite a few like Woody, Susan from Long
Island, Sharon Henneborn, Bunki, Carolyn and lots more.
I actually liked the hotel food in the Marketplace and ate a few meals
there. On Friday evening I attended two good workshops - the Sakura oil
pastel one and the Portfolio Series one. I came away from each loaded
down with supplies.
On Saturday morning some of us artsednetters got together for breakfast
which was a lot of fun. Next my roommate (found through our list) and I
went to the MOMA and saw the "favorites" show. Then Woody and I spent
the rest of the day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim. We had to cross the St. Patrick's Day parade to get to the
Met. The parade certainly made the cold windy day more fun.
I went to a watercolor workshop in the evening and then collapsed
exhausted into bed. On Sunday I left after breakfast at 9:00 AM and was
home in New Jersey by 11:30 AM. I wish my district had allowed me to
spend more time at the conference but at least I was there for awhile
and I sure had fun.