Very Strange

My Director is being really nice to me. She asked me this morning if I was interested in a possible freelance children’s illustration job. This is very strange. I didn’t think she knew I was an illustrator, let alone children’s illustrator. WEiRd. What makes this even Stranger is that she “frown upon” employees having too much going on outside of work. Especially if she thinks it may distract them and take their concentration away from their job. And if someone was to do freelance work what would that say about their dedication. I think she would prefer it if we were all married to our job as she is. (that’s probably because she is divorced and doesn’t have anyone to go home to.)

This is very out of character for her so I’m not sure if it’s just a random act of kindness, or if she has some sort of strange and warped ulterior motive.

See the e-mail strand below:
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From: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2005 12:45 PM
To: Cindy Ann
Subject: RE: A Possible Illustration Job

Of course!

—–Original Message—–
From: Cindy Ann
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 3:46 PM
To: xxxxxxxx – Fortune Production <>
Subject: RE: A Possible Illustration Job

This sound great. Thanks for thinking of me. -Cindy

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From: From: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2005 12:43 PM
To: Cindy
Subject: RE: A Possible Illustration Job

Ok, I’d be happy to! Nora is the author and she will probably contact you directly. I’d imaging she’d want to see some of your work, just to get an idea of the type of illustrations you do. And she can tell you a bit more about the story.

xxx

—–Original Message—–
From: Cindy
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 3:39 PM
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: A Possible Illustration Job

YES! This is something that I’m definitely interested in. I would love if you could pass my name along. -Cindy

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From: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2005 12:24 PM
To: Cindy
Subject: A Possible Illustration Job

Would you be interested in speaking with someone about possibly illustrating their children’s book? The story is just in the early stages, but they are looking for an illustrator to get the book done. It would most likely be funded out of private equity, rather than through a big publishing house, so they need someone who can work inexpensively. I thought you might like the opportunity to get your work published. What do you think?

I would not be involved at all, they just asked me for ideas.

xxx

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