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My design style is using simple lines and effects. I usually draw to designs that have small intricate designs and stronger typography.
Travel is one of the most important things to me. I constantly dream about my next adventure and catch myself dazing off way too often.
In life, it’s easy for me to lose focus of God’s active presence and goodness that is always sustaining me and keeping me “afloat” in the sea of life – I wanted this piece to be a visual reminder of that.
Through the storms of life, may the only thing brewing be your coffee.
– Irish Coffee Blessing
When presented with the idea to create an artistic piece reflecting on blessings, I looked back over the past year of my life and realized that I have a lot for which to be thankful.
When presented with a design problem, I begin by researching online and see what other designers came up with for similar problems. I limit my search to maybe three pieces. I do not want to model my work off others, but rather open my mind to different ways of thinking. I’ll also create multiple sketches (spending five seconds on each) to get an idea of how I want the final composition to look.
This past November I considered what I was thankful for. My spouse, family, health, and job were among my first thoughts. I viewed the #blessed Twitter stream during the few days surrounding Thanksgiving expecting to see many tweets about similar blessings. While I did see some of these blessings tweeted I was surprised to see dozens of tweets about pie.
Pie has been around in some form for thousands of years and it is no secret that Americans love their pie. For many of us, seeing a pie brings to mind family gatherings and happy times. So I thought to myself, is pie a blessing?