Long time, no see!! Next Friday the football program will be at the printer and I will be able to breathe again, not to mention fold a mountain of laundry! It has been a great experience and I have been really able to improve my design skills, plus get much more familiar with Illustrator.
We ordered CS5 and I can't wait to use it. I have done the whole football program using CS, and while probably not as effective as CS5 it is much more familiar!
I have also been dying to pick up a paintbrush again as well... I have a canvas all prepared, lots of texture and gessoed, ready to go... but no ideas what to put on it!