I had never been to Memphis(having lived in TN for 15 yrs...shame that I had not been!), and was so excited to go to this year's conference there!!! It was held at Memphis College of Art....totally in love with this building! What a beautiful fall weekend to have it too! The trees were amazing & the air very brisk(which I love). However, most of my time was spent inside. I took two 5 hr studios(more on that later), went to several "sessions", enjoyed eating with new & old friends, got my award for being State Elementary Art Teacher of the Year, and enjoyed BBQ Nachos at Central BBQ(AMAZING). I'll have seperate posts for the studio classes & the awards ceremony over the next couple days. Hope many of you were able to attend your state conferences...what a joy to gather with like minded people & share the good, bad, and the funny! To all my new blog readers from the conference...welcome!!! Don't be a stranger...comment/e-mail/share!!!!!