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  • Writer's picturecheryl mendenhall

What I Did For My Summer Vacation

The leaves are not yet turning, but fall is definitely in the air. Looking back, this was the summer I finished revising and sent out the YA novel that has been eating up much of my creative time. The summer my husband and I discovered Quebec has a fjord. The summer I fell off my bike on the C&O Canal, which led to a broken fourth metacarpal and four weeks in a splint.

And the summer I drove out to Annapolis for my first MD/DE/WV SCBWI sketch crawl.

I caught this impression of the old town waterfront before the glare off the harbor maxed out my iPad brightness control:

Luckily I was also carrying more traditional media. Here are pen doodles of a church steeple, tourists on a bench, a parked motorcycle, and a little girl in sunglasses:

For more on this event, including my friend Paige’s calligraphic figure sketches, check out the June 7, 2015 post on the regional SCBWI blog, As The Eraser Burns

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