One of Threadless’ current design challenges is for the National Parks and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  I have so many ideas, I don’t even know where to begin!  If only the challenge lasted longer than 21 days 🙂

Here is the first (of probably many) submissions…

I wanted to play with some simple linework and loved trying out new, hand-drawn textures.  This design features a bear and owl (obviously) hiking along in the woods.  I was inspired by my hiking trips to Shenandoah National Park (my absolute favorite place in the world) and the animals that I have seen there.  We have seen a number of black bear wandering the park and the last time we were there, a crazy HUGE owl flew right up to the car on the side of the road as we were driving down Skyline Drive.  It was the most amazingly beautiful bird I have ever seen.

You can check out my submission on Threadless (and vote!) here: https://www.threadless.com/designs/out-for-a-hike/

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Out for a Hike

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