Thursday, October 9, 2008

Highlights Illustrators' Party 2008






I was honored to once again to be invited to the Highlights Illustrators' Party 2008! This year's theme was the Enchanted Forest. Here is the invitation with a stunning illustration by John Sandford.













It's a weekend filled with face-to-face fun with Highlights folks and illustrator friends. Here's a group posing for pre-party photos: Phyllis Harris(fairy princess), Judith Moffatt (Queen Malificent), and me (mushroom-Ms Shroom), also Emilie Boone (bumble bee), Sharon Holm (mother nature), front, Lily Gucfa-Flanigan as Dorothy.












The costume party
takes place in the
Highlights offices
with an art show
featuring all the
illustrator's in
attendance.
The Beach Lake fire hall is where the dinner and big shindig/square dancing takes place.



We DO-SI-DOed
the night away!



The staff does a remarkable job making sure we have a fun filled time with emphasis on each and every detail - like this coaster (I'm sure from the enchanted forest : ) for each guest!















The weekend was truly a HIGHLIGHT in the beautiful Pennsylvania mountains at the height of the fall colors!
We ended with a group photo of PBAA'ers!












Left: Emilie Boon, me, Sharon Holm, Jennifer Emery, Anni Matsick, Layne Johnson, Laura Jacobsen, Judith Moffatt, and Phyllis Harris.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this event!

For those requesting more mushroom shots - here you go ....

10 comments:

Phyllis Harris said...

Great post, Sharon! You got a lot of pics that I didn't get so I'm so thrilled to see the ones of the lamb roast dinner and the barn where it took place.I forgot my camera on those nights.

It was great meeting you!!

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InALittleMinute said...

I loved Highlights when I was little. Congrats on your award.

Sharon Vargo said...

Thanks Phyllis and inalittle minute,
It was a fun weekend for illustrators,
no awards! : ) Sorry for the deleted comments -they seem to be from a website? Will have to check it out with blogger. ~SV

Anni Matsick said...

Nice coverage! Fun to relive the weekend in snapshots--yours are great!

karen lee said...

Hi Sharon,
It was a pleasure getting to know you last weekend. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

See you next year! Karen

Paula Pertile said...

What fun! I just love the mushroom hat!!!!!!!