One of the first organizations I connected with upon moving to Texas was the local chapter of the SCBWI - Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In addition to regular newsletters, resources, information sharing, and local meetups, they offer some great opportunities to connect with other members.
On May 30th I attended a workshop hosted by the SCBWI and presented by local illustrator AG Ford.
My synopsis of the day has been posted on the SCBWI North Texas blog and I'd love for you to take a look.
You'll find my SCBWI profile page here: https://www.scbwi.org/members-public/sharon-ross1
And finally, while I didn't take many photos that day I did manage to take a snap (meaning low quality photos with my camera phone) of my workspace, and demo piece progress for the day.
I had a lot of fun talking and conversing with other illustrators and AG's workshop was a great source of inspiration and re-ignition. I look forward to the next SCBWI event that I am able to attend.