A local artist and I decided to do an art swap. I wanted one of his paintings, and he seemed happy enough to give it to me in exchange for a (yet-to-be-determined) cross-stitch piece. He told me that he and his wife are both designers and love typeface, design, etc. in addition to painting, so I came up with this little piece. Designing it was so much fun and makes me want to experiment more with color and style and to even start improvising with my stitches.