Land of Nod Illustrator Assignment

NodCover800w I am not not new to Illustrator.  I have been working in this program for a little over 10 years.  I've barely scratched the surface and I know that once you stop learning, your creative growth is stunted.  Always learn and try new things.  So I took another Skillshare class (told you I am addicted).  This is another one by Brad Woodward called "Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator".  The assignment was to find an ad you love, vintage or by a living artist, and duplicate it in Illustrator.  Above is the original, I love this piece and I couldn't find the artist.  If you happen to know, let me know and I'll update this post to give credit.



Here's my version.  The shirt pattern is off and there are no textures yet.



And here is the final, added in the textures on the sweaters.  Yet again I loved a Skillshare class and I wanted to share.

Have a great day!

Trees and Clouds.

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All of the leaves have fallen from our maple in the front yard.  There was a storm coming in and I pulled over to the side of the road to take a few shots.  I'm taking my camera everywhere again and it is time to invest in a good, practical, (cute), camera bag.  Any suggestions?  This Kelly Moore bag is in the running.

Also, nothing gets this house cleaner than knowing someone is coming to visit.  Cleaning bathrooms is my least favorite chore ever.  I have no brand loyalty and I just ran out of my cleaner, anything you love?  Are you completely green?  Completely indifferent?

Let me know.

Falling in love.

IMG_8830 I'm falling for photography again.  Capturing frozen moments has always been what draws me to taking photos.


Documenting our lives and now watching this little mouse grow up.


The leaves are so beautiful and they are falling everywhere.  Mountains of leaves and baby had a blast running through them this weekend.



One of Addy's favorite parts of the day is going for a walk with Grandpa.



Then we came home to a sky full of fog.  It is so cozy right now, perfect weather for lighting a candle and snuggling up.


I have a love/hate relationship with fall.  No doubt it is beautiful but it also means we will have nothing but branches until around May.  Can't deny those gorgeous colors though.  Here are some pics of Golden Gate Canyon State Park, our neighborhood and my parent's backyard. IMG_8684