With the start of my last SCAD semester, I find myself hurrying to do all the things I always planned on doing in Savannah, starting with a garden. Using a four-section wooden trough, I've planted five different flower seeds and bulbs, as well as baby bush watermelons, because I'm an optimist.
If all goes as planned, everything will bloom my final two weeks at SCAD. Graduation, here I come!
Remember my illustration of the little blue and green earth? Well, the March issue of Hilton Head Monthly has just come out! Check out the digital edition, or go and buy a copy, and check out page 47 (49 in the digital edition) for my piece above the article "This Island Earth", and on subsequent pages as a page number marker.
Good news everyone! :) The Hilton Head International Piano Competition holds a contest each year to design the art that will be used in their posters, brochures, flyers, website - basically, al manner of marketing and advertising promotions for the upcoming year's piano competition. This year, there were nearly 50 submissions, and yours truly won 2nd place!
Not only that, but I'll be given a monetary award, and my poster will be shown, along with the third and first place winners, in the lobby of the competition hall this year, and the next.
With the exception of my parents, this is the first time that I've been paid for my art, and it is a real boost of confidence to know that there are clients out there interested in my style, and that making a career is more possible than ever. I'd like to thank the HHIPC for selecting my work and my "getting published" class that provided me the opportunity to enter. It's such an honor.
So begins March, after a non-existent 29th day of February. And, in keeping with the idiosyncrasies of Savannah winters, it is 75 degrees and raining. Go figure.
There's only a week and a half to go in this, my second to last semester at SCAD. Probably because we are finishing in the middle of the week, the end seems abrupt, and yet too far away. Nearly all work has been completed for all my classes, with only a final image for the back cover of my portfolio to go. That's okay though, because this weekend is the debut of my first self-choreographing duet with Sam Collura. We'll be performing this Saturday in the Desoto Hilton ballroom, for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Judging by the standing ovation before the dress rehearsal was even done, I say it's going to be a smashing success, and I will have footage to post.
Also, because I can't resist my little ones, here's Casper and Rufio taking their first bath, and perhaps last, if Casper (the grey one) has anything to say about it.
And here is Rufio toweling off. He's so pampered.
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.