I have rubbed my fingers to the bone, slept on a sofa and eaten far too much food, but this was the best Parents Weekend ever, perhaps obviously considering this was the first time my parents actually came down for Parents Weekend. We hung out in the park on Saturday for the 31st Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, with my entry being the piece above, about the wonder of reading. I've gotten very much into depicting reading and books in my art, because it is so crucial to who I am, and so important to continue on with every generation. We sat in the shade of the big oaks, and saw really awesome art, and even though I didn't win the contest, my parents bought my groceries, so there's a bit of win right there. In a short five weeks, graduation will be upon me, but this weekend, my senioritis blues were pushed aside and I feel refreshed and ready to tackle my last few weeks of school.
The final touches on my first project in collage class. This is the closest I've gotten to my sculpture roots in a long time, I think I'm really gonna enjoy this class. It's an homage to the poet Jane Hirshfield, and several of her more image-evoking poems, including "Each Happiness Ringed By Lions" and "For What Binds Us." She has a new poetry collection out entitled "Come, Thief" that I can't wait to get when I have spending money again.
This is my submission for "The Dark Knight Rises" official t-shirt contest. If it makes it into the final ten, my design will have the opportunity to be judged by director Christopher Nolan himself! But it's up to the public, by which I mean you, to help me make it into the final ten by voting. You can click on the picture above, or go here, to vote. Spread the word, and rise on!
What a dandy! Why should penguins get to be the only animal to suit up? If all dolphins looked like this and had British accents to boot, maybe fishermen would stop catching them. "I say, old bean, be a sport and toss me back in the briny blue, there's a good lad."
Two posts in one day? What newfound devilry is this, you may be wondering? Well, I'm here to tell you that if you've taken a liking to certain pieces of mine, perhaps thinking they'd look great above a roaring fireplace, or in a cozy kitchenette, or on the ceiling above your bed to help you sleep at night, it's your lucky day! Select pieces of my work are available for sale online at Society6. They come in a multitude of sizes and prices, products ranging from art prints to stretched canvas, even to iPod and laptop skins! Feel free to check it out and shop around - only 263 days till Christmas!
If, like me, you find only moths in your wallets, do not despair! There will be some exciting giveaways in the weeks ahead.
This is "Deer Moon", one of five entries that I have submitted to Uncommon Goods for their Wall Art contest. Feel free to check out the website, they have lots of really cool stuff. If my work gets through the first round of judging by the staff near the end of April, they'll put it on the website for anyone to vote on. And by anyone, I mean you, my rabid fans. ;)
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.