We had our friend Cecilia over for Easter dinner Sunday night. It was a lovely meal. Bruce and I split the cooking. He made fabulous double baked potatoes, and a yummy salad. I made a nice rosemary glaze for our baked chicken, and some crescent rolls. Cecilia brought dessert. I had fun decorating the table- it was a multi-day process, and it paid off. Everything looked perfect! I even did a layout about the table. It was done for a challenge on 2Ps to share an Easter tradition. I thought my table decorations warranted tradition status. (You can read about another Easter table here. I wish I had some of those decorations here in New Jersey!)
|Table credits: Centerpiece (wooden basket), Easter grass, cardboard baskets: Target. Linens and dishes: Ikea|
One of the little traditions that I do for almost every special family dinner, is to make little place cards for the table. I thought you might enjoy seeing my little running bunny cards, on the layout above. I did the artwork in Adobe Illustrator.
Speaking of Adobe Illustrator, here's another project I just completed.... Little Red Riding Hood. Illustrator used to be my software of choice, years ago, when I first started doing computer design work. I started using it in about 1995 or 96, and I got fairly proficient. But then I pretty much abandoned the program for over twelve years, preferring Photoshop. But when I went to work at Spin Master, I had to use Illustrator again for some projects, and I was so rusty. Still am! There are some things I need it for at work- creating label art, fabric repeats, and control drawings (technical drawings) for toys. But I still prefer Photoshop for my other types of drawings, and of course, my digital design work. But I practice whenever I can to enhance my skills. I thought Little Red would be a fun project!