Hello there and welcome to eyedrawit!
My name is Laurianne and I’m the author of this blog. I’m a wife , mom to two grown children, and a proud grandma to three little princesses and a handsome little prince. I currently work as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, serving the geriatric population. Previously I spent several years providing Occupational Therapy in a wonderful school based Autism program. It was during that time that I began drawing vector art.
My position as a therapist in the Autism program required me to set up systems for some terrific kids that were having trouble getting the most out of their school day. Many of the kids I worked with responded best when information was provided to them visually, and sometimes that required pictures. Unfortunately, I couldn’t always find the images I was looking for by doing a web search. I was at a loss until I figured out that I could make some pretty effective simple drawings using shapes in Microsoft Word.
My drawings helped, but I wanted to be able to expand on what I was able to draw. My son noticed what I was doing and suggested I try Inkscape. I had learned enough through using shapes in Word that it was not difficult for me to get started with Inkscape. I have been drawing with this and a couple other programs ever since.
Although eyedrawit will be focusing mostly on drawing in Inkscape , I do occasionally use GIMP, and Print Shop Pro 9 if I can’t quite get the look I want. I also have a
Craft Robo plotter/cutter Silhouette Cameo and KNK Zing that I use to cut out images, illustrations, fonts and shapes and other media. ( For specific information on using Inkscape along with your plotter or personal cutting machine, take a look at inkscapecuttingdesign.com.)
I will do my best to provide you with meaningful tutorials. I am learning as I go…. both with Inkscape and blogging, so let me know which posts are helpful and which ones are not.
I hope you enjoy my blog and come back often to visit. You can also visit me at the following sites:
Happy drawing, and may God bless you richly!