Saturday nights are Kids Night at Einstein's in Farragut! If you know kids, bring them by - we have everything from chalk drawing to bean bag toss. This Saturday will be Trivia Night, so stop on by for a chance to win!
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.
Today was the Sidewalk Arts Festival. We had three hours to work, and only one box of mega chalk, but I had lots of fun. I think everyone that lived in Savannah came through the park, and there was lots of cool sidewalk art to see. I made an underwater forest, complete with mermaids, and somehow was unable to get one straight, shadow-free picture from it, but it'll be gone by tomorrow, so it's alright. It really was a really fun experience. Even though I didn't win any of the awards, a lot of passersby complemented my work, and took pictures, so I consider it a success.
And here are some detail shots.
Everyone should first: stay inside during this awful severe storm system, then second: when it's all bright and sunny this weekend, come on out to Forsyth park for the Sidewalk Arts Festival! I shall be at square 88, not a particularly resonant number, but it's double digits at least. I'm going for a nature theme, or at least I hope to. I can't really be sure until I see what color chalks they are providing for us to use. I'm considering sneaking some pastels in my pocket. Come on out and see all the fabulous artwork, most of which will be done by the illustration students, cause we rock!
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.