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Dreamers Don’t Focus on the Thorns

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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.

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One Response to Dreamers Don’t Focus on the Thorns

  1. So beautiful! And I don’t know how anyone could feel underwhelmed from an Echo drawing. Your drawings have always held lots of feeling. You can tell you put your heart into your work. Believe me, it shows!
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About EchoStenger.com

EchoStenger.com began in early 2013 as a side project of Echoia.com. Namely, Echoia Photography. Wanting to expand to include more varied content, it seemed only appropriate to change the site's title.

It currently is an outlet for many of my interests and passions. I share my work in and write tutorials for Adobe Illustrator, review products (mostly purchased by me), experiment with my Silhouette Cameo machine (hashtag vector in flesh!), share my day-to-day and still post photographs on a regular basis.

Thank you for visiting and coming along with me as I grow and seek out beauty in everything.

I am a Christian mom, girlfriend, dog-mom, cat-mom and pseudo step-mom. I take up hobbies faster than I can put them back down. I am from Texas, but currently reside in Utah.

I. Love. Air conditioning.

Fiona Apple.

Angel : My seraph son. I’ll likely speak of nothing and no one so much. Born October 2009. He likes the color orange blue and almost anything Marvel.

Veda : Black. Lab-like. Born Summer 2008. A life changer. Full name and title: Princess Darth Veda Jane Sultanfuss Stenger. Usually just Veda/Veda Jane when she’s bad. Also ‘Monster’. In your way? Just say, 'Scoot, Veda.' Taken March 18, 2018. Missed every day.

Trinity : Rescued from the pound about 9 weeks of age, Summer 2009. I call her ‘Wiggle Bottoms’, 'Dummy' (lovingly, of course) or ‘Little Bit’. Big time cuddler.

Li : Dog cat. Scarier than both the dogs put together.

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