Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sydney Made Simple

I have been checking out all the gorgeous prints and illustrations available on Etsy. I especially love cute little city illustrations and liked the idea of having one of Sydney in the boys' bedroom. Unable to find anything suitable I took it upon myself to design my own.

Before becoming a stay-at-home-mum I was a graphic designer. I have been out of the workforce now for 4 years and am planning to be a full-time Mum until my kids are all at least school age. I am sorry to say I have totally neglected keeping my skills up to scratch. Last night I downloaded trials of both Photoshop and Illustrator and have had great fun today, while the boys napped, playing around with them (hence the new blog header). This little Sydney illustration took me about 20 minutes and I plan on printing it on A3 matt paper and framing it for the kiddies' room. I like to think it has a certain naive charm :-)

3 comments:

Musheee said...

I love that illustration! I'd love a Dublin one!

Karla said...

Can you do a San Francisco illustration too :)
And I'm liking your new header! BTW, if you don't want to invest in full Photoshop, I'm really loving Gimp: http://www.gimp.org/

Missa said...

Sweet illustration, so perfect for a child's room :) The new header looks great too!