On and off for the past year, I have been interning with illustrator Violet Lemay on her series of Doodle Books from DuoPress. I just got today "Doodle Texas" and "Beach Doodles", the first of her books that I've worked on, as well as her "Chicago Baby" board book. These doodle books are awesome for car/plane/train trips and the creative-thinking kid, I think I may do a little doodling in them myself. I can't wait for the next books I've worked on in the series to come out!
Created from colored pencil and charcoal, a travel collage about the romance of Roma. Also, exciting-ness! I have secured a summer internship working with my (soon-to-be previous) professor Catherine Fruisen on a doodle book all about the state of Texas. By the end, I'll have gained invaluable knowledge on the importance of levels, grey scale, and flecks of black where they shouldn't be. :) But I am very excited to be on board with Catherine, and can't wait to see the final product, and share it with all of you.
So, the past couple days, things haven't been going my way. And I was about to worry that no good could come. Then, I remembered my Lenten promise - to not worry about things I can't control. And these bad things do not get better simply by worrying. So, I stepped back. Took a fresh perspective. And now, things are looking up. Things are looking very up, because not only do I have a prospective off-campus roommate, and a short(er) trip to see my family this Easter weekend, I also have an interview. And not just for any old job, but for an internship. With a design company. In Knoxville. This summer. Can. You. Dig. It? :D
It's not until Monday, so I have plenty of time to flip out and try not to worry, and then I have to remember not to hyperventilate when I speak to the OWNER of the company. Of course, it is on the phone, so I could just pass it off as bad reception. Unless she reads this. Drat.
Anyway, I am very excited, and very glad to see that Lent has not let me down.
So, I have two pieces of big news! First news, personal: I found a design studio in Knoxville. Like, a reputable one, with clients all over the country, offering such services as illustration and creative writing. Can anyone say, "my dream job"? I've already got my career advisor looking over my resume and cover letter, and as soon as that's ship shape, I'm gonna be sending that company a letter, asking about a summer internship. Doing art, in a paid job, at home. I'm flying so high.
Second news, public: Christopher Nolan has announced that he will be doing another Batman movie. This will feature the lovely Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and sexy Tom Hardy as villain Bane. As a fan of both Mr. Nolan, and his Batman movies, I can only wait with bat-ed breath (ha, wordplay) for its midnight release, which won't come soon enough. Now, to research Catwoman costumes...
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.