Today I participated in SCBWI’s Sketch & Scribble event held at Luna Park. It was so much fun. Lots of chatter, catching up with fellow writers and illustrators amongst beautiful views. What more could you ask for? Well maybe Luna Park being open for starters! Yes, it was closed but that just added to the humour of the day. We are creatives. We can work around this hiccup. And we did, taking a lovely stroll through Wendy Whitely’s Secret Garden. So if Luna Park had been open we all would have been none the wiser about this secret treasure behind the park.
Children’s author Katrina McKelvey prompted us to ‘look up’ and use our five senses.
Here are some of the sketches I managed to fit in between all the chatting:
Parts of some of the very colourful rides.
The city skyline behind the park.
I particularly liked the seagull on the right with his little head cocked to the side as if he was curious to know what we were all doing.
As SCBWIAuNZ’s new member co-ordinator I also had the opportunity to meet some new members for the first time. This is the bonus for belonging to an organisation like SCBWI. You get to meet, connect and network with like minded people. Writing and illustrating can be a lonely career so these occasions and events are a great way to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.
Maybe I will see you at the next one!