Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Lost Weekend 2013 – New Orleans

New Orleans – Lost Weekend 2013!
(From left: Jen Betton, Maple Lam, Brooke Boynton Hughes,
Lisa Anchin, Sylvia Liu, David Diaz.)
(Photo courtesy of David Diaz)

Last year, I attended the wonderful Lost Weekend in San Diego.  Time surely flew by, and before I knew it, it's LOST WEEKEND 2013!!!

Has it been a year already?
(Photo courtesy of David Diaz)

It's New Orleans this year!  Five of us mentees flew in from different parts of the country, and together with our amazing mentor David Diaz and his awesome daughter Gabrielle, we enjoyed a spectacular weekend of fun, friendship, food, and arts.

Karate Kid Jesus in the French Quarter.

The New Orleans Aquarium, plus a skype call with
Peter Brown while we were there.  (Thanks, Peter!)
(Photo courtesy of David Diaz)

Touring and admiring the beautiful sculptural garden.

Nom nom nom, all weekend long.

We each demo and shared art skills and processes.

Meeting wonderful, affable and talented children's book illustrators
and writers in New Orleans.

Late night chat chat chat & talk talk talk.
(Photo courtesy of David Diaz)
We all bought art at the Sunday market.

And of course, we spent quality time drawing together.

Thank you, David, for being such a super mentor and hosting us graciously during our stay in New Orleans.  You are amazing!  Thank you, dear mentees, for such great friendship!  You are all so very incredible and inspiring, and so so very dear to my heart. <3

Au revoir, New Orleans!
Mentees at Lost Weekend, New Orleans 2013:

1 comment:

Sylvia Liu said...

It was great meeting you, Maple. The pictures bring back so many great memories. Ha ha…I love how you have me mid-bite eating a beignet.