I’ve been a graphic designer and vector artist for a long time. I enjoy it, I feel good about it, and I spend a lot of time at it. In the past, when someone I love has been sad, sometimes I’ve drawn something for them.
But usually that leaves them feeling a little, um, underwhelmed. Like a little kid bringing drawings to mommy, though, I’ve continued to create for the people I love.
Learning methods of production, however, has eliminated a lot of the insecurity attached to that. Now, when I have something to create for someone, I can give them something tangible. I guess I’ve finally risen to the level of those preschoolers with their swelled pride and finger paintings.
My production isn’t perfect- one of the perks of receiving a handmade gift, don’t you know.
But I’ve learned how not to be so hard on myself.
This design was created from love. The shirt hasn’t been gifted yet, but that’s ok. They don’t know who they are : ) So they’ll still be surprised if they happen across my blog and see it.
This design was created in Adobe Illustrator CS4. I drew it myself.
I am not currently giving this one away, but it is available for download in .png, .dxf, .ai and .svg files in my Etsy shop. The .dxf file is suited for use in the free version of Silhouette Studio. You simply open it, select everything and create a compound path.
Thank you for visiting : )