Took a year vacation from doing any sort of art. I had a really bad case of burnout. Only the third time ever. This time was really bad. With that in mind, I almost didn’t get picked to help with the volunteer badges for 2012. I think they needed the artists. The theme this year was Egyptians. I tried very hard to make the art closer to the look they preferred. I think I was successful this time.
All badges where designed with a steampunk/ Egyptian look in mind except for the general pool badge. She, in particular, was inspired by a swatch of fabric I found with clouds on blue sky faux fur. So the idea blossomed from an air ballon and blue sky. Final image worked out fantastically.