Every time I do a show, I realize I need to expand my selection of letters. A friend named Nelly had stopped by at one of my shows early this summer, and needless to say, my letter N selection of two options was not blowing up her skirt.
So this is my new stab at another option of the letter N.
I think the letter I, although simple in shape, is one of the more difficult letters to design to. Most of the words associated with the letter I tend to be adjectives. Of the nouns, most of them do not lend themselves to the shape of the letter I.
After two other illustrations of the letter I, designing it as an Indian seemed to be my next choice as opposed to an ibex or an iguana. So this Indian who finds himself on an island needs to use his imagination to come up with an illuminating idea; note the incandescent light bulb.
Every time I do a show, I realize I need to expand my offering in various letters. The Letter M became a new candidate for a new design. The moon was a request from Carol Mason who politely suggested I could add another M to my collection.
So here is the latest letter M with Mountains, Moon, Moose & Maps!
Those maps being one of the stars in the background and the state of Montana in the foreground!
The blue skies of summer are quickly passing. Because I have a birthday during the summer, this time of year is a reminder of getting yet another year older.
In youth, I could not wait till I became an adult. Youth gives one the promise of the wondrous journey ahead. Age gives you the lens of time to see what you have learned along the way.
Now that I have seen 64 summers, I have come to appreciate the miracles in my life and have come to know and appreciate what God has tried to teach us through so many people over time. What few commandments that God has given us while honoring his gift of free agency, I have come to find to be protections out of His love for us, rather than restrictions.
I am a designer and illustrator with many years of experience designing in the social expression industry. I have always loved designing and experimenting in all kinds of media my whole life.
When not designing my own work, I work with my husband, illustrator and photographer Norman Drake as co owner of YOURPRECIOUSPORTRAITS.COM.
I would enjoy hearing from you.