After my Asian Trip, Events in New York

I'm Back!

It took me awhile to update my blog since I got back from my Asian trip.

For one whole month, I traveled solo to Singapore, Bali, and The Philippines, except in Vietnam, where I joined Bart, my hubby,who was already there to meet me.
During my trip I had a wonderful time sketching, sight-seeing, meditating and meeting old as well as new friends in Bali, Cruising in a romantic small ship through Ha Long Bay in Vietnam with Bart, taking a nostalgic visit to the city of Singapore where we used to live for a year from 2006 -2007, and then finally, re-uniting with my family in The Philippines.

When I arrived in the States It took me almost 2 weeks to recuperate from my jetlag.

But..... I had artwork to do, new projects to start on and several Books and
Art events to attend to in New York City.

The Book Expo America 2009:

The first event I attended was the Book Expo America held at the Javitz Center in New York.
was exhibited at the previous Book Expo.  

Inside The Book Expo America at Javitz:
Madonna Davidoff in front of the Book Expo at Javitz Center NYC:

I joined some of my fellow CBIG (Children's Book Illustrators Group) inside the Book Expo:
Below, I am behind a lot of wonderful Childrens Books:

Some things I got from the Book Expo when I got back to my studio:
Childrens Books Publishers Catalogs!

My BEA badge and some Children's Book with authors signatures:

Some Totes to carry the tons of Publishers catalogs and books:

BookExpo America 2009 in NYC

I will be attending again the Book Expo America this year. Some of the pavilions I am looking forward to visiting are : The Children's Book Pavilion , The African American Pavilion,Writers Row, Independent Publishers , Graphic Novel, and of course, the Art Pavilion.. There will be close to 2000 exhibitors and there will be lots of special events such as book signings, conferences, and breakfast and luncheons with authors and illustrators.

Below is a cover of one of the books I've illustrated entitled From Our Mother's Hearth, Bukusu Folktales and Proverbs at the Book Expo 2005:

Maria Madonna Davidoff with the book she illustrated at the book Expo 2005
Madonna's photo (middle) taken with the editor & publisher of Africa World Press