My first Wine & Canvas show is this month! October 23, 6-9 PM at the Armada Bar on S. Central St, you can come learn from me how to paint a Green Fairy for your home in this absinthe-themed night of fun!
It is $35 for a night full of fun, you can register for the class HERE and come see me teach my first class!
I also have exciting news for "Jannah Station" - we will be featured at Educator Appreciation Week at our local Barnes & Noble this October 17 at 4 PM. We'll be doing a kids workshop on character development, and how to bring your graphic novel script to life. You can also purchase a copy of "Jannah Station: A Soft Murder" if you haven't already. If you have read it, stop on by Amazon, and give us your honest feedback in a review!
Lastly in October - Fall Fest at Farragut Primary School is October 18, and I will be face painting there again, as well as offering a piece, "Pangolin Sun" in the silent auction, so bring the kids by for fall fest fun!
I was recently contacted by Wine and Canvas, which offers 3-hr painting classes in restaurants all over the country, and just opened up in Knoxville, to become one of their instructors. You can look on their calendar and pick a piece to paint, and it's fun for a date night, or a night out with the girls (I've already done both!). So far, I've submitted four pieces which I will (hopefully!) be teaching in the upcoming months. I'll let you know here, and on my Facebook page, when I will be teaching these, and you can register at the website for Wine and Canvas.
It's Pumpkin Time in Tennessee! Check out the windows at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Farragut for some perfect pumpkins, and then come inside for some pumpkin bagels or muffins.
One of my favorite times of year is almost upon us... my birthday! I love my birthday, not because of presents, but that I get to spend time with all my loved ones on a sanctioned personal holiday. This is also my first birthday as an engaged woman, which is its own level of exciting. Plans are underway for a winter burgundy and black wedding, and a cabin getaway. We're looking to start our nest egg, so I'm releasing the latest Elizabeth Kidder: Illustrator piece on Society6, Pangolin Sun!
Available in a variety formats, Pangolin Sun can be yours, and with Free Shipping for a limited time! Also, "Key to the Soul" is retiring after making the gallery rounds, matted and framed for $300. If interested, please Contact Me or check out my Facebook page for more details.
I spent this weekend at Campbell Station Park for Art in the Park, creating plein aire art pieces and photographs. They will be shown at the opening reception on Friday, May 9, 7 PM at 11483 Parkside Drive (inside Turkey Creek next to Men's Warehouse). I'll be exhibiting four brand new watercolors and photographs for sale, as well as oldies-but-goodies Carefully Composed & Microcosm.
My next show will be Alchemy: The Magic of Art and Flowers, on Friday, May 16 from 1 -4 and Saturday, May 17 from 10-4 at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Key to the Soul will be featured as a pairing with a floral arrangement reflecting the piece, and The Art of Gardening and Ave Maria will also be displayed.
These shows are free and open to the public, so please come by and support your local artists (including me)!
Next Friday, April 4, is my First Friday show at New South Collective on Gay Street. This will also coincide with the Dogwood Arts Festival's Art on the Block, so there are a TON of reasons to be downtown that Friday. You can join the event on my Facebook page by clicking the picture above, and if you do stop by from 6-9, there will be food, drink and tons of awesome art to buy, from prints and paintings to totes and trading cards. You'll also be entered to win an Elizabeth Kidder: Illustrator Swag Bag, which will include postcards, buttons, prints and a signed copy of Jannah Station: A Soft Murder. The winner will be chosen at random at the show, so you must be present to win. You can check out a list of the pieces and formats that will be available at the show on my First Friday page. Hope to see you all there!
With all the show and novel prep, I've (ironically) had to draw back on my artwork. But I couldn't resist sketching out this little guy - a pangolin, the cutest armored mammal since the armadillo. The watercolor and ink is a welcome return after all my digital work, so I'll try to do more as the weeks go on, no matter how busy I am.
Old Sins, the publishing company that puts out "Jannah Station," and Elizabeth Kidder: Illustrator will be at Marble City Comicon April 11-13, with our own cool booth for you to come by and check out. We'll have lots of cool artwork from both "Jannah Station" and my latest upcoming graphic novel, "Despina" as well as personal work, including the ever-popular "Reading is Sexy" tote bags, which will come in handy for carrying all your con swag. Be sure to buy your tickets now and come check us out!
Thanks for reading, be sure to check out my work on Society6 and look for updates on my Facebook page.
Friday, April 4 - First Friday show @ New South Collective. Join the event HERE for more info.
Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13 - Marble City Comicon. Stay tuned to the Old Sins Facebook page for more info.
Latest Art Pieces:
Baking is Sexy
Snapshots from Haiti:
Soccer and StoryTime
Last Thoughts: Like Me on Facebook, hope to see you at First Friday and Marble City, and if you'd like to order some of the Snapshots from Haiti, email me at email@example.com.
Hello again, I've missed you all! January decided to pretend to be December, and bring back all of the life changing obstacles that I thought were behind me. But don't worry, I never truly left. I've just been hunched over a desk exploding new art onto paper, and I'd like to share some upcoming events.
First off - Valentine's Day is coming up, and whether you're experiencing Arousal, Attraction, or Attachment, the "Stage of Love" series has something for everyone.
Pick your favorite, and buy them as a print, card or phone case to send to your loved ones. And as a Valentine's Day gift from me to you, CLICK HERE to receive Free Shipping on your order! Hurry, it expires February 9th at midnight.
Next up - the omnibus of "Jannah Station: A Soft Murder" is tantalizingly close to physical publication, which means you can finally get all four parts of A Soft Murder in a fancy paperback version, hopefully this month. If you just can't wait, the omnibus is already available in digital format on Amazon. If you want to try out Issue #1 before you buy them all, you can still purchase the individual issues in digital format on Amazon too.
April showers bring Friday shows! My next First Friday show is set for this upcoming April, as long as all the chips fall into place. It'll be held underground at the New South Collective on Gay St. downtown, and I'll be showcasing the Sexy series, prints from Jannah Station, and new art and pages for my upcoming graphic novel, Despina. It'll be released on my website as a serial, with a new page each week, but until that starts up later this month, here is the teaser first page of the book.
Happy 2014 everyone! I hope you all had lovely holidays. I'm excited to be back at my artwork, and have some new work to show off, as well as some in-progress work and upcoming shows.
Did you see the preview above on my Facebook page? The latest in the "Sexy" series will be premiering later this week on both my Facebook and Society6 pages.
A variant of the "Sexy" series, "Tous Femme" #1 and #2 are available on Society6. And just in time, because there is free shipping on all my products till midnight on January 15. Just click HERE for your promo code.
In preparation for my cousin's first baby, I spent the last days of 2013 painting my most recent mural, "Owlovely" in little baby Hayden's room. I'm also opening up my freelance business to include murals, so if you have a room that needs something original and exciting, please contact me through email or form.
Last but not least, some preliminary character sketches for the leader of the Wulfgard in my upcoming graphic novel series. It's still in development, but I hope to show you more finalized characters as time goes by.
Just so you know, there is another First Friday show in the works for sometime this early spring. As that progresses, I'll let you know, and hopefully you'll be able to make it out for some great art. Have a good rest of your week, and be sure to Like me on Facebook!
First off - a great big thank you to all who attended my first First Friday show this past week! Two of the pieces on the wall have sold already, and I had an impromptu interview with WBIR10, due to the nasty weather. The show will still be up the rest of December, so make sure to stop by to do some artistic Christmas shopping! If you aren't in the area, but want to see what is available, check out my First Friday page on my website for specs and prices.
Next - "Journey to Vapourri" is still going strong on NeonMob, so go check it out, as well as the spiffy new layout of their website.
Then - be sure to check out my Society6 page. Everyday there is a new special offer to celebrate Christmahanukwanza. Today - $6 off all t-shirts. Also, free shipping on orders over $50 ends Friday, so check it out soon.
And now - only the front cover is left on the color omnibus of "Jannah Station: A Soft Murder." Check out the rear cover on the Old Sins Facebook page, and read issue #1 for free at OldSins.com.
Last but not least - my friend William Nunn did a review series of the last two seasons of Sherlock, as well as speculation on the upcoming season, and invited me to join him on the Season 1, Episode 2 review of "The Blind Banker." Caution: SPOILERS ahead, but you should really should have seen the series by now anyways. You can see our review here, and check out the others in his series as he uploads more.
That's all for now, but as always, check back every Wednesday for a new post, and check out my Facebook page for the latest updates on projects.
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It's free to collect, highly addictive, and features tons of great art by lots of amazing artists, myself included. Again, just click HERE and join for free.
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.